sensitive about her body

gym doing physical jerks

I praised her endeavours

my flattery usually works


then came a stupid row

for jealousy of her friends

that fresh independence

envy ease of mind rends


my criticisms undermine

confidence to be curbed

barbed comments, digs

her self-worth disturbed


warned her shape awry

put her mind on the rack

getting far too muscular

much too broad her back


her tears, yes it was cruel

dont know why I said it

my insecurity I suspect

faltering ego that fed it


now she might be dying

what good my remorse?

if she lives, dont care if

she's the back of a horse





◄ Lizard Love

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