You chewed and chewed and chewed Till your jaws got tired. Till your gums got bored. Till your teeth got fed up. Till your tongue had enough. And just spat me out- And reached for The packet of chewing gum In your pocket. You never even tried To find out If there's any flavour left. You just longed for The sweetness The freshness The stickiness Of new gum. That's when I realised, I was just one, In that packet- In your pocket. For you, I was just one.
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