And Again

You have been here before, with your money and your promises.


            this is different; we are different


Which is what you always say.


            we want to do things right


So tell me what happens when the money runs out, when you get up and leave?


            we'll make a plan, together


But the best laid plans...


            can we think about now?


But after now comes then. Don't tell me I am negative and hide-bound – I am speaking from experience. Once we agree to walk beside you, you will put your hands on the small of our backs, lead us to the edge, and push us off.


            we wouldn't do that


You don't know what you might do.


            what can we say to make you trust us?


I couldn't say.

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