jealousy changes you—
it completely shifts your
mind and paradigm
and way of thinking
and way of seeing things.

jealousy makes your brain
cloudy with anger,
unable to think clear.

jealousy makes you succumb
to the gruesome power of fear.

jealousy raises up your
crippling ego in a heartbeat,
making you defending yours
like your whole life depends on it.

jealousy takes your will to love—
if it's still there at all.

because who knows that
loving someone could be this exhausting?

jealousy makes you
a repugnant, revolting human being.

...and jealousy has successfully done every single thing above, to me.