Saturday, October 13, 2012

Poem "Jealousy"

December 2011




Jealousy my evil friend, I hear you in the tone of voice, the twist of smile

the glint of anger smothered rapidly 

I think your poison potion distills in silence and regret

Becomes powerful in dark places around the corners of a mind

Snarling as a rabid beast on the end of his chain

A leviathan bursting out of placid waters

All deadly and horrible in its wake

You kill the one that holds you

And the one that stumbles upon you

in the dimness of a perfectly presentable conversation

Green and writhing in the undergrowth

And joy and hope, the mangled birds
Lie still beneath your cold, malevolent eye.

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