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I'm Jealous?

April 12, 2010
By meganiscooler GOLD, New Kingston, New York
meganiscooler GOLD, New Kingston, New York
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Painless gasps of adrenaline-rushed breath,
my burning ribcage goes unnoticed.
I fly past the neighbors' houses,
nothing but blurs in the peripherals.
I run for fear of being caught-
Caught by the icy fingers of anger,
the toxic breath of jealousy.
I push until my legs collapse
and I surrender, sobbing, to cold gravel.
And when I pull myself up,
battered and drained,
the icy fingers are replaced by something beautiful.

The author's comments:
My ex-lover-turned-bestfriend thought I was jealous of his new girlfriend, and my response was to get so hurt and furious that I took off running down the road. To this day, that's what I do when I need to clear my head. Hope you like.

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