Operator: Can You Connect Me to Cocaine Please?

by LaVerne Prade

Oh, it's you again?
Didn't I tell you I didn't ever want to see your face again?
Oh, so you didn't believe me, huh?
Didn't I tell you I was gonna change?
I guess you heard my subconscious calling you,
I was chasing you in my dreams last night,
My soul screaming your name, echoing out,
“Cain, Cain,Cain,Cain,Cain, Cain,”
I was shaking, and scratching and sweating you,
Wanting to taste you like a newborn baby
wants his mother's breast milk,
Just like a junkie,
I sat and rocked back and forth,
Praying to God that this feeling would go away,
I wouldn't crave you, taste you, need you so badly,
I couldn't shake the feeling,
My veins pulsating, like a twenty-year old heart beat,
So what do you want this time?
You've gotten my soul,
My family,
My children,
Even my husband,
What's left?
My Spirit, you say?
That was the one thing I held on to tight, 
'Cause I knew it was all I had left,
I just need one more hit though,
…..This is it, no more
……Honest this time
I promise to God, 
I don't need you to exist,
Hold on,
Operator, operator, I've been disconnected,
Somebody help me!!!!
Operator can you reconnect me?

Operator: Can You Connect Me to Cocaine Please? by LaVerne Prade

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