My kindness is conditional
upon kindness in return;
concern and love
poured upon me
during parched times.

If you drain me
without filling me
and even try to rob me
of self-love
then you create a cave
in which evil whispers
echo and increase.

These urge me to drink dry
the goodwill of others —
insatiable thirst


Author: redgladiola

Creative writer happily predisposed to flights of fancy. You can find my poetry and short prose at

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