Shame these unfamiliar turnings
and this hunger in the body

shame the writing on the walls
of this which we have leased
and must return
must have returned
a personal debt is owed
paid in pounds of flesh
in pounds and pounds and pounds of flesh
wherein we house an ironic sense of hunger
detachment, accomplishment and envy

gimme shelter, gimme shelter
gimme a sign in the guts that love was once there

oh god, i'm so sorry
painted on bricks
oh god, i'm so sorry
carved in wooden hearts
oh god i'm so sorry
written all over our faces

shame these signs of times
who show not love or it's absence
shame these signs
these hunger pangs.

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