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You never really liked villains before,
never much understood the whole
sympathy-for-the-devil angle.
But as you sit across from her
bent over her cheerios, frowning slightly,
bits of white fluff from her bathrobe
caught in her dark hair like seafoam,

you realize your favorite villain would be
any who had to go against
that. She feels your eyes and looks up,
turning the frown on you,
her mouth a delicate knot just off center.
"Stop, stop," you cry, choked with fellow-feeling
for the imagined opponent,
and your words hang startled in the air,
glowing in the yellow morning sunlight
coming in through the window.
Back to bad titles. I don't know, I just woke up and wrote this at 4 AM and then went back to sleep.
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Halatia Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Writer
I feel like the second stanza is mostly unnecessary. THe impact point is on "that". I think it would be beautiful to close right there.
Mimsykins Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Really cool. I am bad with the whole constructive analysis thing, so I am leaving it there.
MissDudette Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Love the "hang startled in the air" bit, A LOT. :)
MissDudette Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Glad you wrote it!
ConfusedAndMoving Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely. I don't quite get the second verse, but I like it quite a bit.
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