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green-eyed monster

I can’t see around the corners 
or what in darkness prevails 
but I hear the thuds and bumps at night 
and the swoosh from the monster’s tail 

I smell the stench of aggressions 
that putrid, awful  perfume 
it permeates my weaknesses 
my senses reel in this room 

my eyes can’t see before me 
this gloom is way too thick 
if I could find some matches 
I’d light the candle’s wick 

green-eyed is its make-up 
and while it lays in wait 
no activity for weeks and weeks 
as it hones its cheating game 

trusting is the flag I wave 
virtuous and white 
blinding in the daytime 
fluorescent in the night 

love like this doesn’t grow on trees 
not even on any vine 
am I growing like moss on you? 
or wasting precious time? 

one last shot to get it right 
once more I offer a chance 
watching, waiting on I go 
doing this sweet, sweet dance

I’ll slay the monsters, one by one 
I’ll be the only one left 
I’ll stand here just as long I can 
drying the tears I’ve wept

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