You wretched, idiotic rascal
With your fickle ways
Flitting from person to person
Why must you wriggle next to my latest playmate?
Yet, in the dead of night, like a ghostly apparition
Steal from the beds of the ones I cherish most?
You temperamental, unpredictable, whimsical, yo-yo
Can you not attempt to remain adamant in even one venture?
For I, who came into our relationship unbiased
Can you not even grant a single favor?
One lie, one hesitation and you abscond
Where do you go? You take years to return
And all the while I wonder
Why do I despise you?
Why must you plague me so?
Maybe it is because I do not know you very well
So tell me. Who are you?
What is your poison?
I do not want to know
Why must you always snatch him away?
There is no point
No point at all
I hope you reap the benefits now
For not soon before long, I won’t ever invite you back.
[TABLE OF CONTENTS, LHS CLASS OF 2013 EDITION]
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