Reciprocity

It’s a tricky thing
The way of being
Mutually exchanging
But all this investing
Means next to nothing
Without receiving
The reciprocating

I’ve given of myself
Only to find
I’m alone
You don’t actually
Show up fully
Choose in
No walls, no defenses

This surely can’t be
For this isn’t new to me
So why be so freely
Sharing all of me?

So I won’t
I shouldn’t
I knew I couldn’t
Too good to be truly
Reciprocity.

-SR

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