“Traitorous cooperation with an enemy”
It’s what I entered into with you
But I didn’t know that at first.
At first, you were my soulmate, my joy, my everything
There was nothing that you could not make better
No feeling you did not temper, no event that you did not help me through.
After my first taste of you
I chose you, again and again.
Like a vampire needing the invitation to enter my doorway
You waited patiently for me to choose each time
Knowing that I would.
And one day, I found that
choice had become need; need, compulsion
I was a turncoat against my own life force.
In a battle with the dark side
I was sided with the enemy
inflicting sabotage against my own forces.
I surrendered and I survived, even thrive
Yet I see you there, ever waiting for an invite inside
That slight grin on your face, as if to say, you knew I’d be back.
I say no invitation today, old “friend.”
I am in cahoots with my life now.
Prompted by the Daily Word Prompt: collaboration