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 Thinking in terms of one
Is easily done—
One room, one bed, one chair,
One person there,
Makes perfect sense; one set
Of wishes can be met,
One coffin filled.
But counting up to two Is harder to do; For one must be denied Before it's tried.

by Philip Larkin
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