What do I say?


What do I say,

When she asks for name

When she looks at me straight and says this is no game


That school is a priviledge 

That I should be awake

What do I say when my hands start to shake?


She begins to look worried

And that's when I scurried

Down the hall and to the left


To the bathroom out of breath

Face in the toilet

And how could I avoid it?


The sickening taste

And lack of toothpaste

There's no way out


That's when she knew

That deep within

I had a problem that nothing could mend


And what do I say

When I lie to her face

And flat out say that I'm okay

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