Defined as hostility or ill feeling
I had to look up the word.
I have an animus
For a neighbor
Who used the expression “greasy Jews” to describe men she rejected.
I think of my animus as a small mouse-like creature
Ferocious in spirit
But more apt to hide under the front steps than confront an enemy.
When I see my neighbor I run the other way
Nursing my animus
Close to my heart.