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shame on me

you are stubborn, moody,
angry and hateful
you want to hate
and you want to hate me

and i keep thinking that
you couldn’t even think
your way out of a card-
board box, you ass-hole

but i still tried, i wanted
to make it work with us
and the highs were too high
but the lows were too low

and i’ve tried, i’ve worked
and i’ve slaved for you
and i wanted to know
this couldn’t fail

but once again
you’ve proved me wrong

fool me once
and shame on you,
fool me twice

and shame on me

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Blister and Burn, Janet Kuypers 2007 book