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an arrogance of manipulation



I used to care  
more than I should  
wrestling with it  
knowing such duplicity  
 
Front row  
to the sauntering about  
while committed sacredness  
shatters  
into shards of betrayal  
 
Listening to justifications  
as skin crawled  
and personal embarrassments  
flared into disgraced horror  
 
Witnessing  
how sorrow sings  
as the reality of truth  
colors  
each stroke  
 
Painted shades of selfishness  
 
O' the breadth of deceit  
and the extent  
the sheer lengths  
 gone to—  
to feel relevant  
 
Ensuring  
a singular soul  
can "peacock"  
sans disappointment  
while grooming a specific  
so you think  
it's your idea
 
 
eventually  
realizing  
you were always  
going to be  
disposable—  
 
 
 
 
 
in comparison.  
 
 
 
 
 
Bluevelvete
Written by Bluevelvete
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© Blu2021
Predators can come in all forms, hiding in plain sight; while turning on their particular charismatic charm to stay unnoticed...
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