i am despair

i am despair

i live in her soul

i devour her spirit

i leave her without hope

i send her to the edge

i stand her before the abyss

i dare her to leap

laughing, tormenting, nudging

i hide in the dark




for her moment of courage

to take the dare

and say good-bye…

i win

© Shelli Carlisle 2010

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