National Poetry Month Day 18: Parasite

Here’s today’s poem.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Parasite

A looming worm of a presence
Reflected reasoning to darkly justify
their self-centered need to control
Their words burrowing under your skin

Reflected reasoning to darkly justify
insidious behavior designed
to misuse and manipulate

Their self-centered need to control
excavates through your joy,
burying you under the need to please

Their words burrowing under your skin,
undermining fragile self-esteem
Breaking you one piece at a time.


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