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.

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Dori Owen

Dori Owen is a storyteller, writing from small town Arizona, after living a few decades in California as an LA Wild Child, with a brief stop in Reno. She settled into grownup life as a project manager, collecting an MBA and a few husbands along the way. She is a shown artist and her favorite pastime is upcycling old furniture and decor she finds from thrift stores. She lives with the cat who came to visit but stayed. The love of her life is her grown son who lives in Portland, Oregon. Her essays and poems have been published in RAW&UNFILTERED VOL I, StigmaFighters Vol 2, and Love Notes From Humanity. Her blogs have been featured on The Lithium Chronicles, Open Thought Vortex, Sudden Denouement, and The Mighty.

3 thoughts on “COBRA

  1. Dori OwenDori Owen Reply

    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. Susan P. BlevinsSusan P. Blevins Reply

    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

    1. Dori OwenDori Owen Reply

      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.

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