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That moment of confrontation
                it lasts
                   too short
                to take
                   so long
                to achieve.

Will you just tell me just who you are
                or are you
                of getting hurt

I know for a certain fact, that
                    if only
                you would
(you see, that's all it would take)
       (also, that's all i need)
            then i know i would
         follow the gesture
            and i know i would
                 to you.
     (you see, i know how hard)
     (and i know how long)

           it is since you last reached.

© 1986 john r. chase

i cannot remember what the exact "moment of confrontation" was, but i know i wrote this about an event during the early days of my dating relationship with my former wife.