Pavlovian Boy

I take where I can.
I stay where I am.
I make little impact around here.

Making somethings from nothing
brings me joy,
and the conscious mind can only think one thought at a time,
(which is lucky, and means i won that argument. OK?)

Of anyone, I'm not some snake
to poke in the grass
to provoke just because
you want to see it angry.

An automaton
is not what I am.
I've a semblance of
having people i love,
and you could have been...

Please think before you speak,
at your physical peak.
I put up with sleights I wouldn't normally stand for.

When I said "baby",
you said "darling",
but somehow it always seemed Pavlovian.

Of anyone, I'm not some snake
to poke in the grass
to provoke just because
you want to see it angry.

An automaton
is not what I am.
I've a semblance of
having people i love,
and you could have been...

...let's not say "someone".
Let's just say "something".

If anything, somewhere in there you are.
Somewhere in there you are.
Somewhere in there you must be.

So don't say I have to look
somewhere out there again,
somewhere out there again.

We can only have one thought at a time.
They just change so quickly.
One chases up another.

I can only have someone at a time,
and at least for now
this chase is over.