If Looks Could Kill


Giving me a deathly glare
All the while eyes black with anger
I feel the sting of loathing,
Of hate emanating in profusion.
Yet I stand my ground
While hoping to disappear.
It wasn’t my fault
All I did was hold the light aloft!
But the blame is on me
The eyes boring into mine with such intensity
That I cannot blink, cannot sink.
As they say, ‘if looks could kill’.
It rang in my ears like a hymn
I knew that the wrath was unfolding
That this was just the beginning
My mind was going on its train of thoughts
Wondering and thinking
I wouldn’t have been standing here so still
If such dangerous looks could kill …

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