This Is Why

I live with my enemy she revels in my sadness
she smiles when I am in pain
and cries when I am washed with relief
I am what she wishes and I wish what she wants
she is my demon, my unhappiness is her smile
I feel when she wants my life
the ones that love me feel her wrath
as she tightens their throats with my words
and wets their eyes with my hands
I am caged in my own reflection
unashamed she waves as if she is welcome
I cringe from your hands because of the claws she hides with mine
I cover my heart from you for the fear you will love her as well
she has no mercy

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