there’s nothing casual about
the way envy slips in between
the sheets of my heart – resting
there – seen when the best is
out of reach and within another’s
hands and arms. envy deliberately
walks in, wrecks you from the inside –
bats its eyelashes innocently, and claims
to have done no harm, so you feel
foolish, and swallow it all,
everything and nothing to hide

written by Tiny Fawns for daily prompt: casual


the sun had a stroke
as clouds pressured and pressured
for the last of light to be squeezed out
of their minds so that their
tears could grind against the sidewalks
we leave behind