Posts tagged ‘envy’

July 25, 2020


by HemmingPlay


Do dolphins envy our ability to simply breathe,
to take air in and out without thinking,
without staying close to the surface?

Swimming with languid power,
graceful and fluid and joyful,
do they ever begrudge the need
every so often, to slip upward and break through
the air/sea boundary, exhale and take another breath
over and over—always scanning,
but with alert minds, aware of everything—
for an entire lifetime?

Do dolphins envy our unintentional breathing?
Or is envy just one of our monkey traits?
Something a few million years of oceans
have imposed on them,
to be able to race the sailboats,
surf the wakes of ocean liners
and wreak havoc on the silvery schools of
panicked herring.
Then, sated, playful,
swift when necessary, comes that sheer joy to
glide like arrows through a blue eternity, like gods,
Thinking, always, of the air
And those brief glimpses of burning fire,
and stars and thoughtless breathing.

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August 1, 2017

Envious Lips

by Abigail Gronway

My lips are envious of my forehead
It gets kissed every morning
They don’t get kissed at all

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April 4, 2016

Between the Lines

by Venkat


Fear I do not
As you live
between my actions and fear

Anger I keep not
As you come
between my words and anger

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November 29, 2015

The Old Grey Mayor – A Chained Kyoka

by Georgia


in his golden age
[as in frail senior years]
the city’s mayor
took steps to close down
the city’s discotheque

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