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Poetry

Jealousy

 

March 4, 2007
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I am

All I despise

Weak, needy

 And unwise

 

Jealous

To the point

Where I cannot

Breathe or swallow

 

In envy of some

Insignificant

Clerk

I wallow

 

Just another face

Who in my life

Should have no place

 

Morning, noon

And night

            I sit

Fuming at the mere

Thought of

This:

Her lying

Besides my beloved

Whose very death

Then and there

I covet.

 

Here I am reaching

An age                                                                                    

Where I should

Be calm

Matronly and sage

 

But instead I pass my days

Trying to make sense

Of someone else’s ways

 

Struggling to win

A game that no one

But me actually plays.

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