I feel your anger building, frustration burning through your veins
I dodge the punch, the kick connects,
Training from careers gone by kicks in,
I deflect, restrain and wait...
I wait for you to be you again,
For the frustrated anger to pass
And for you to hear me
And to understand why I said "no"
All the while my heart breaks,
Not because I'm embarrassed that we're in public,
Not because you look too old to be doing this,
But because I love you and sometimes I don't recognise you.
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