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One by One

She was full of fire,

He could douse the flames

They both abound, all over town,

 Still playing their silly games


They met as people do

She smiled while he said hello you

They danced the night, while holding tight

To one plus one makes two


They met again that week,

Still tap tapping their feet

One look of the eyes and with no surprise

They both said I do


With the ring came harder choices

They’ve only known their own voices

But one plus one doesn’t mean a ton

With no cause to rejoice


So they made a solemn vow

To always live for the now

Against all odds, they both took jobs

And neither disavowed


They live their simple joy

That fire girl and water boy

Working through the day

So each night they can tap tap away

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I'm a high school English teacher in Texas. I also hold degrees in radiography and radio and television broadcasting. Though I obtained certain knowledge and skills from my prior degrees, I do not currently use them.

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