To Hate your New Love

by Lacy D Phillips

Because she has you
and I have not,
I've come to hate
our similarities,
hate the fact
that we own the same pair of flip flops,
have read many of the same books,
quote lines from the same movies,
and spend our Monday nights in
watching the same television programs.
I have come to hate
that we both hold you
in such high esteem,
and especially that she only
is privileged to hold you


Author's Note: Sometimes the most simple language is best when dealing with complex emotions. The artistry here, what there is of it, is subtlety. I took great care with the choice of line breaks.

Posted on 07/29/2008
Copyright © 2022 Lacy D Phillips

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