Hello, Ego.
Long time, no see.
I thought I’d seen the last of you;
That is, the last of “me”.

I thought that, when you went away,
You must have had your fun.
I didn’t think I’d understand
My part in what you’d done.

A fool, I gave you every chance
To rearrange my head,
But, seeing as you’re who you are,
You fucked me up, instead.

You made me think I’m make-believe
And you’re the one who’s true.
It wasn’t till left all alone
I saw what makes you you.

You’re nothing but a sorry set
Of random thoughts gone bad.
To think I paid you any mind!
I must have been quite mad.

But, now I’ve built myself back up,
You’ve come to stake your claim.
It’s nice of you to pay a call,
But no, thanks all the same.

Too much has passed between us two –
Too much or not enough –
But I, for one, have no desire
To listen to your guff.

I’m better off without your talk,
Contrived to lead astray.
And so, before I kick you out,
You’d best be on your way.

And don’t go thinking you’ll return,
Not even on the sly.
Just find yourself another fool
And let this be goodbye.

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