#OctPoWriMo-Day 3: Insecurity


By Jesi Scott


Another text, another call,

Another beat-my-head-on-wall.

I say I do, he says I don’t,

He cannot see, he won’t; he’s causing his own downfall.


So he holds on tightly; I can’t breathe,

The anger between us does seethe.

You can feel the coming of war,

Though I try to ignore fate’s warning and ensheathe


The sword, his insecurity,

He clearly drew in surety

Of my transgressions towards him.

The truth grows dim; love slips into obscurity.


* I’m a little late getting this out today but I am done with Day 3’s prompt. Suggested form: the florette. Subject: Insecurity. I wrote about the extreme side of insecurity in a relationship once it’s insidious fingers have gotten a hold.


6 comments on “#OctPoWriMo-Day 3: Insecurity

  1. bobcabkings says:

    When insecurity takes hold, or exposes its hold may be more accurate, the egg shells you’ve been tip-toeing around become land mines.

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  2. bobcabkings says:

    Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
    Jesi Scott paints the portrait of insecurity.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Lizzi says:

    I really felt the anger in this, and the sense of things slipping further towards an inevitable combustion. Amazingly evocative. Well done.

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    • Jesi Scott says:

      Thank you. I was hoping to convey the gradual build of one’s insecurity. It doesn’t really happen all at once, does it? At least, not in my experience. And yes, combustion will happen unless someone gets a hold on it and realizes what they are putting the other one through. And even then, that person might not want to change; they might believe there is nothing wrong with them but the other person. Because their insecurity has blinded them to their own shortcomings instead. Or at least, that’s my feelings on the subject. 😉

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