Envy

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Envy is

not a monster.

 

It is a disease, 

coiling its body around me, 

squeezing until I'm

not myself anymore.

 

Envy is not green…

it is black.

Black

like the center

of a chasm I can't leap.

Black

like the space behind your eyes, 

so dark you have to open them again.

Black

like my soul.

 

Envy

takes over the

controls of my heart, 

turning all of them up

so far

I can't go back.

It slips

like a snake

out of

the side of

your soul.

 

It leaves you breathless

as it wanders

in the air

to find another victim.

 

Envy.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written 7/5/2014

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Beatnik1979's picture

well done

The descriptive elemts you used here sew it all together nicely. very visual, and the visuals are dark...which I always tend to gravitate towards..well done 

tallsquirrelgirl's picture

Thank you,

it means a lot to me when people read and like my work :)


*tallsquirrelgirl* she feels in italics and thinks in CAPITALS ~henry james

allets's picture

Envy

inspiring theme. I seldom think of envy. I envy little. As envy's subject, too shy or too unobservant to recognize it. A great theme to ponder. - allets -

 



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