COBRA

Crack.
Like a cobra she
rapid-fire attacks.
Tongue flicking
never losing sight
of her victim.

No matter
the attack may not
be justified.
She stands by her own
moral code.

Leaving
mystified victims
paralyzed
by her venom.
And wondering why.

She crawls alone
back into
her den
wondering why
the loneliness
never leaves her.

But this is
the life she knows
the life she chose.
No room
for allies
only foes.

Photo Credit: hansvandenberg30 Flickr via Compfight cc

About Dori Owen

Dori Owen blogs on ArizonaGirlDiary.tumblr.com, is a columnist on FeminineCollective.com, a contributor/editor for The Lithium Chronicles, created the Facebook page Diary of an Arizona Girl, is an author on AskABipolar, was featured in the books FeminineCollective RAW&UNFILTERED VOL I and StigmaFighters Vol II, and is a zealous tweeter as @doriowen. She's a former LA wild child who settled into grownup life as a project manager, collecting an MBA and a few husbands along the way. Dori spent her adult years in Southern California, with a brief stay in Reno, and has now returned to where she ran away from in Arizona. She is a shown artist, writer, and her favorite pastime is upcycling old furniture she finds from thrift stores. She lives with her beloved rescued terrier, Olivia Twist, and the cat who came to visit but stayed. The love of her life is her grown son in Portland, Oregon who very much resents being introduced after her pets. But she she does love him the most.

3 thoughts on “COBRA

  1. Dahlink!
    Hah, it’s just made up. No way me because I’m Always Optimistic Girl . Thank you for your note, of course you’ve just made my morning…sending warm greetings back to you and Kitty from me and new rescued terrier Izzy .
    A thousand XOs D.

  2. Dahlink!
    Hah, it’s just made up. No way me because I’m Always Optimistic Girl . Thank you for your note, of course you’ve just made my morning…sending warm greetings back to you and Kitty from me and new rescued terrier Izzy .
    A thousand XOs D.

  3. Hello Darling! Lovely to see you back up and at ’em! Wow! Dark to say the least. No more foes, rinse them off your consciousness and focus on those of us who love and support you.
    My kitty and I send you love, light, blessings, and hope, in a rather bloody hopeless country at this moment. xoxo

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