Gilded Cage

Time after time 
I give you another chance
to prove you still care.

You respond with 
the venomous bite
of a rattlesnake.

How much more 
poison can I take

before I am consumed 
by the same dark spirit
that possesses you?

I know I should run
far away

but I have convinced myself
of the old cliche...

better the devil you know 
than the devil you don't.

I know what to expect
this way. 

So, I stay in my 
imaginary 
gilded cage

and avoid you
like the plague.

Hoping against hope
you will remember

the love we shared
in our younger days.

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Vautaw

Sun 24th Mar 2019 03:53

Thanks Jennifer. ? You live in Tuscany? I’ll come read it to you personally! ?

jennifer Malden

Sat 23rd Mar 2019 19:26

Great writing, very sad. Will read it several times.

Jennifer

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Vautaw

Sat 23rd Mar 2019 02:54

Thanks D❣️

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Don Matthews

Sat 23rd Mar 2019 02:50

So well done V

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