Jennifer Petty

Rookie (May 8,1983 / Scottsdale, Arizona)

The Enemy I Know - Poem by Jennifer Petty

I feel it now
- the pull of familiarity –
my feet pulling
me down
that old familiar road.

The urge to run to
the comfort
of what is known
- despite the knowledge
that it is miserable –

It is instinct
to retrace your steps
- the action is almost
an unconscious one.

But I do not have
the luxury of
repeating old patterns
- it will be my end.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 16, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 17, 2011


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