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Double Bind

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You tell me to relax
and then you throw 

more work my way.
Aren’t you so kind
to double bind?

You say you 

trust me fully
then don’t believe 

a word I say.
Seems so benign.
Your double bind.

You say you’ll 

love me always
but you just might

change your mind.
I so wish I could 

leave it all behind,
but you’ve got me in 

a double bind

Withdraw, withdraw
What else can I do?
You suck me in, 

then you push me aside
I got to get myself 

the hell away from you

You say you 

offer options,
but each choice 

comes out the same.
It’s all designed
to double bind.

You make it sound 

so simple
I think I’m all 

to blame.
I’m so resigned
To your double bind.

You tell me 

that you want me,
but you keep it 

I couldn’t see things 

less if I were blind.

You’ve got me in 

a double bind.

Withdraw, withdraw.
It’s all that I can do.
Move away from 

the situation.
I got to get out 

from this hell 

you put me through.

Someday I’ll walk 

away from you
and maybe you’ll regret
you made the time,
To double bind.

But I’m guessing 

you won’t notice.
It’s nothing you 

would get.
You think it’s fine
to double bind.

You’ll wind up with 

some other sap.
You’ll tangle up

his mind.
He’ll never see it 

coming from behind,
till he’s captured in 

your double bind

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