One Time

Just that one time,

‘twixt my beginning and my end, light and darkness,

Give me that one soul that takes me as I am
Give me that smile without the guile
The laugh without agenda
Give me the words that means someone is on my side

Just one time

Not a “buddy”
Certainly not a “pretender”

One time

Give me that one

Or, give me nothing

My mirror, my reflection, showing me who I am on the opposite side,

Not the bad one

Just a reflection,

Just one time, I beg you.