Jealousy

My eyelids droop, but I won’t go to bed
Keep checking the phone
The words you said, put me on high alert
I’m on high alert

Jolt wide awake at each passing car
Put on the light when I hear your key
Check your eyes, for betrayal
Your eyes betray all

Jealousy is poison
Feel it choking me
Jealousy is poison
Self-fulfilling prophesy

It’s on your breath, what you’ve eaten
It’s on your skin, who you’ve held
I sense fear, but is it mine or yours?
Is it mine or yours?

I lie on the bed
Feeling smothered and hushed
By the lie that sits on my lips
The space between us, as wide as the world
The light that was love
The light that was love
The light that was love
Is eclipsed…

© 2015 Elena Thomas & Bruford Low