Monthly Archives: October 2016

Envy

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By now she imagines
that her envy must have a flavor
Bitter orange and arsenic,
or apple peels and dust

It’s hard to be content
when she sees better all around
Unattainable, out of reach,
like sweet ripe fruit just above her head

she can’t change anything real, so
she will change her hair, change her dress, change her ideas
And hope nobody notices the plain old her
still hiding underneath

she feels like a brown-grey caterpillar
so how come, after so many years
she isn’t
a butterfly yet?

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Love So Deep

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Love is not to blame
But I confess that
I love deeply
Too deeply at times
I cannot change this

I left because of it and do not wish
for it to turn into something
Ugly
Resentful or filled with
Hate

Love deserves more than that
You deserve more than that
It is simply because
I love you