Deem me your enemy

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Cover art: oil on canvas, myself

From *No respect for myself: a chronicle*

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Today the sky is red

 

There are no birds singing

 

Everything seems dead

 

 

Today the sky is red

 

I should have stayed in bed

 

 

Walking past expensive houses

Dull atop sterile lawns

To look up in envy,

So as to fawn?

 

No. Down in bitterness,

To do is what one ought.

 

Olive trees and stone bird baths

Are not complemented

By whitewashed walls,

Retard-proofed trampolines

And oft-cut grass

 

All the same they live

In comfort and luxury

With all of their children

 

There you go now

Purposeful and brisk

In your inestimable shroud

There is no risk

 

Launching into a tirade yet again

Never play the devil's advocate

You'd have us all lean in and

bow to your hems

 

Your eyes behold the world

Of that you have no doubt

You suffered in your youth

Embittered, you waltz about

 

Hurting all you deign to see

As if you'd never heard of empathy

Yet you'd never hurt a bumblebee

Deem me your enemy

 

What's the need

For all this panic

I'm here like a snake

In what do I partake

 

I have none of grace

I feel out of place

Perpetually disgraced

Forever misplaced

 

I'm in a rat race

None realise the disgrace

 

Always on alert

For the imminent threat

Which is but

 a disgruntled man

 

What the fuck

I'm actually insane

It's all in my head

It's all become mundane

 

Fiercely pumps my heart

The provider of my health

How long for

What appropriate metaphor

 

This is a quiet carriage

The next stop is Towarodgi

Fuck my life

If it at all belonged to me

 

I just want to skate

Sick with this hate

Disgraced and forbade

How long with this hate.


Submitted: November 06, 2021

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dewey green

Oh the questions life's shite brings...

Sat, November 6th, 2021 4:34pm

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Yeah. This one is just manic.

Sat, November 6th, 2021 9:47am

dewey green

Nice fucking spliff though! And painting of it!

Sun, November 7th, 2021 10:50am

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LOL yeah

Sun, November 7th, 2021 2:50am

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