Poems

Andrew James Menken: Ghazal on Envy

Ghazal on Envy  A mate rolls up in his Jag and offers you a ride; you’ve always wanted to cruise in some classic by a stretch of seaside. You’ve always wanted   to polish a Lambo. But you decline and act like an old bomb conking out, sputtering noes and then stalling once you specified you’ve always wanted   something that just gets from A to B. After you told him he’s a prime example of overcompensating, this mate cried. You’ve always wanted   women to scream your name at night. When friends are exchanging vows, you pray the celebrant…

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