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A Complex Creature

By Frederick Foote

A Complex Creature

Yours is a callous disregard for the feelings of others
and an uncommon generosity of spirit

With a religious certainty in your opinions
and a feverous commitment to your causes

With feigned blindness to the impact of your words
and deeds on those closest to you

With a willingness to fly to the aid
of those wounded by your actions

You are an island unto your self
and as needy as a newborn

And in some storms a safe harbor
but as volatile as TNT on a rocky road

You promote discontent and estrangement
while hosting loving family events

You are supportive and dismissive
in the same sentence and

You are strange and familiar
and harsh and smooth

Confusion and delusion

Delightful as a bee sting
to the eyeball of the
apple of your I

Article © Frederick Foote. All rights reserved.
Published on 2019-09-23
Image(s) are public domain.
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