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APPRECIATE MEWORDS & MUSIC: Earl P. Reinhalter
I. there was a house of mirrors. you lived there for a while. you had mirrors in the bathroom, mirrors in the bedroom, mirrors in the den, mirrors in your men. you just looked out the window, searching for yourself. someday you will learn, someday you will learn to appreciate me. II. the scenery was ugly: the lawn was never cut, a banged up Oldsmobile sitting out front. you wouldn't shut the curtains or spray the windows black. you just said, "that ain't me. I don't look like that." someday you will learn, someday you will learn to appreciate me. III. you went to the airport to find another window with a better view, to find a better you. now your hands can't touch each other, you can't taste your own mouth, you can't hear your own voice, can't hear your own voice. you just look out the window and try to remember what mirrors were like. IV. you can talk to a statue, tell him of your woes; explain William Shakespeare to a dog with furry toes; tell a plant all about nuclear waste; fall for a farm boy and kiss his hairy face. oh, someday you will learn, someday you will learn to appreciate me. V. close your eyes one by one. shut them so you see no one. listen to your heartbeat, look inside yourself. don't look out the window, don't look somewhere else. someday you will learn, someday you will learn to appreciate you. ENDING: someday you will learn, someday you will learn to appreciate you. oooh------.
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