Gap - Poem by RIC BASTASA

ENVY not
those who are busy,
and acclaimed
by the hands of the masses,

they have their own
problems with

they too have the problems
of their money

a gap
of self from self
a hollow space
in between

behind the masks
are the limping insecurities
success is always short
and failure is not
far behind

it is a matter of time
a mouth that opens
with fangs and
deadly venom

a cobra always waiting for the
right bite
at the right time
even if you were
the wrong person

so please envy not
the proud and the

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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