I, no longer I, stand by Self, alone;
No longer think, one Choice in Decision;
Now Two must come to head, one Sound, one Tone;
In everyday Dealings, we must reason.
Consider other’s Wishes, our Woes;
Be mindful, be thrifty with our Pennies;
Careful of the Future’s possible Blows;
By staying Safe, not spending at our Ease.
But watchful for the First of the month’s Take;
We work to build one Home in Companion;
We rake all that we can from what we make;
Spend next month’s Boon on new Reparations.
‘Tis a sad State, one would think, fraught with Pain;
‘Tis work in common, shared, makes my Love gain.