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Ralph Angel - Man in a Window

I donít know man trust is a precious thing
a kind of humility Offer it to a snake and get repaid with humiliation
Luckily friends rally to my spiritual defense
I think theyíre reminding me
I mean itís important to me itís
important to me so I leave my fate to fate and come back
I come back home We need so much less always always
and whatís important is always ours
I mean I want to dedicate my life to those who keep going just to see how it isnít ending
I donít know
Another average day
Got up putzed around Ďtil noon
took a shower and second-guessed myself and
all those people all those people passing through my
my days and nights and all those people and
and you just canít stay with it you know what I mean
You canít canít stay with it Things happen
Things happen Doubt sets in Doubt sets in and
I took a shower about noon you know and I shaved and
thought about not shaving but I
shaved I took a shower and had a lot of work to do but I
I didnít want to do it I was second-guessing myself thatís when doubt got involved
I struck up a
rapport with doubt I didnít do any work and so
and so I said to myself I said well
maybe I should talk about something but I didnít learn anything
I couldnít talk about anything there was
lots of distraction today
a beautiful day Lots of distraction It had to do with
all these people all these too-many people
passing through my days and nights But I
donít get to hear about ideas anymore know what I mean
Just for the hell of it Talking about ideas
Takes the mind one step further
further than what it already knows Doesnít
need to affirm itself Itís one step beyond affirming itself
Vulnerable in a way that doesnít threaten
even weak people Those nice-guy routines
They come up to you
because they know how to be a nice guy

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Poet: Ralph Angel
Poem: Man in a Window
Volume: Anxious Latitudes
Year: Published/Written in 1986
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