Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Green eyed monster

Flickering, that eye, over many years,
reflected in the gleaming scales which
spread, across the moments when we
have been together, in places shared

as family or friends, where cloths of
change polish at the hardened coat
of memory; glittering, carapace which
clings across the body of self-bound

relationship; heart-held connection
offered by soul, because we have
been drawn together in this lifetime,
to learn and to grow, and jealousy

is a most powerful teacher, devoted
ally, and cruel enemy to both of us
when it rises in dragon ripples from
the bed of invisibility, lurches from

the pond of feeling and confusion,
writhes and rages, through the weed
choked realms of possibility, tearing
at the once serene surface of our

lives, roiling through all reason and
sanity; curling, turning, destroying
all that was, until it falls again into
submerged rest, where only the in-

frequent gleam of observant green,
can be detected, now and again,
held beneath the surface, trapped
in fluid of liquid harmony, waiting

only for the moment, when it is
called, and must rise again in all
its shocking glory, to break us
once more, so we can be remade.

About rosross

Editor, writer, poet.
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1 Response to

  1. lynn__ says:

    This flows and slithers in and out of sight, elusive like the green-eyed monster that suddenly appears with startling fierceness.

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