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The Eclectic Pen - Best Friend Hate

By: RH (rh)  
Date Submitted: 12/16/2011
Last Updated: 6/1/2012
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 80

  I admired
her ease with life,
her gifts bestowed
simply because.

The admiration
became envy -
I don't know when.

I wanted to be thin,
call my father daddy,
and have a mother who
was "concerned".

I wanted starched shorts from The Mall
not wrinkled jeans from Goodwill.

I wanted a regular dinner time.
And regular dinner.

I wanted a brother
who majored in business
not bidnez.

My grandparents were dead,
my breasts weren't perky
and my hair didn't gleam.

I wasn't quick with numbers
or a good cook.

She didnít mean to condescend.

But the envy became jealousy
and the wall
jumped between us.

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