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I want them all to stop talking
Stop obsessing
Stop caring or at least stop caring whether I care
Fall silent
Cease to speak
Use inside voices
Write it down
Think it through
Hold it in
Push it back
Put it away
Say it with gestures
Say it with flowers
Hesitate to articulate
Forget to mention
Rather not tell me
Fail to inform
Talk BEHIND my back
And leave me to my legal pad
And the pen I stole from the Methodists

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