The Snake

I see the lights of civilization just over the bluff. The bright street lamps flickering as the cars twist and turn about the city streets. The highrises illuminated with life, with families, with people. Yet they are beyond me, they exist in a world that has no place for one like me. The floorboards in front of the window creak and bough beneath my weight. There are no lights in this house, no life, no families, no people.

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I Dream

My mind is a tangled mess of hate and disappointment. Unable to take the torrent of random emotions, I lay myself down in a bed made for two, but only ever has one. As I drift into sleep the echoes of the past return to haunt my dreams. I see her. In all white she moves towards me with the mask of a smile. She has nothing but malice in her eyes. Yet I find myself smiling, welcoming the pain I must endure for her company. She whispers in either ear all the reasons I have failed, all the ways I don’t measure up. Why she discarded me.

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