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Call on me

Call on me, storm.
Ask me what I think of you.
I’ll tell you: not very much.
You’re just brash and
full of piss. Call on me,
call on me, bird.
Ask me how you look:
ugly is the answer,
like you came out of
a washing machine
after a black shirt ran,
all the way to your eyes.
Call on me, call on
me, God.
Ask me what I’m going to do
for you.
Oh, oh, you’re afraid?
Damn right. I would have told you
you’re getting nothing from me,
me who never asked for making
and found you always breaking
our appointments
and watched you always taking
your hand away
when I went for a high five.
But call on me, God. Call on me
if you have the time.
Call, call, call on me.
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