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The Essence of Jealousy

May 28, 2015
By Z.V.Oksana PLATINUM, Harrison, Arkansas
Z.V.Oksana PLATINUM, Harrison, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
“Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it.
But for some of us there's only today. And the truth is, you never really know.”
― Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

It had always been his dream to fly; his reason?
He was jealous of the birds.
Those carefree, fluttering mongrels
spending their days with their feathered wings
flapping through the skies with no purpose nor care,
just contentment.
They will never be as great as me,
so why can I not do what they can?
He drenched 1,000 bird feeders with arsenic
and spent a day in the forests to prop them up in every other tree.
He collected their bodies in the winter of that same year.

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