Harvey
Taylor


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13 Shades of Purple
I'm jealous of the toothbrush that you use every morning,
jealous of the rug you stretch out on for yoga;
I'm jealous of the towel you rub your body with after a shower...
I'm jealous—
jealous.

I'm jealous of the clothes that cling to your skin all day,
jealous of the kitchen chair you like to sit on;
I'm jealous of the black beret you wear in winter...
I'm jealous—
jealous.

I'm jealous of the air you breathe,
jealous of the water you drink,
jealous of the emotions you feel,
jealous of the thoughts you think...

I'm jealous of the stairs you climb to your apartment,
jealous of the doorknob you turn;
I'm jealous of the bed that holds you while you dream...
I'm jealous—
Jealous—
JEALOUS