so many stories have been told,
can you discern the truth, now?
that i'm no more a monster
than I am a man -

nor a woman. nor fiction.
nor heathen. nor stranger.

and it's hard work
working five days of the week
eight hours a day
(for the rest of your life )
Life fades away,
lost the will to play,
I'm still in love, you say?

no one cares about what
i have to say. but i'll say it
anyway, because i can,
and it is lovely to exercise
such willpower.