Week 34: Square Wonder

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I spend too much time projecting intellectual
Implying future-perfect, well
That makes no sense
It’s only tense after all
I confessed

In my passive voice I professed my love
20 plus years past the first big shove
Our hearts bound now by weakened rope
I hope you’re not losing hope

And then you look at me like I’m dumb
As we head back to square one

I tend to let things go for way too long
Chewing on my gum until the flavor’s gone
And even when my jaw starts to wear down
I never ever spit it out

I don’t wanna burst your bubblegum
As we head back to square one

I remember when you told me that you laid awake
All night with a bad headache
And I knew right away
What you were trying to say
Didn’t I?

That was the moment you first grabbed my gut
And you held tight as it expanded but
Now it seems like all we do is reminisce
About our first kiss

So I’m gonna wake up from the slumber
And take you back to square wonder

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from 2019 Song​-​a​-​Week Thingy, released January 1, 2019

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