Rookie - 57 Points (29 September 1970 / South Africa)

I'M Not Jealous! - Poem by YURI DURAAN

It is not that I’m jealous…

It’s just that, when you are
away from me,
I remember how you look in
your jeans and FCUK sweater
(you are really HOT you know)
and I imagine how certain PEOPLE
would look at you -
and make doe-like EYES at you
(you know how these people can be)

and from nowhere there will be ANTS
millions of ants crawling up the back
of my legs, up my spine and into my
brain…. being busy all over
messing up my headspace and
turning everything GREEN

not “serene pastures” green
not “an apple-a-day keeps the doctor away” green
but GREEN as in a dragon’s tail
before it turns fiery and red
and then all the ants explode in my head….

It is not that I’m jealous…
I PROMISE I’m not,
but ladies beware, because you’ll wish that you were

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 8, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 8, 2008

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