Giving Up

For you I gave up beer and pubs,
two-seater cars, exotic clubs,
fluorescent condoms, one night stands,
a credit balance and folk bands,
my flat, Black Book and social life,
most of my bed and someone else’s wife.

And you?

You gave up sex for both of us
and called me selfish when I made a fuss.

Martin Parker

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