one of the faces stands exposed | und sie schlagen und schlagen drauf | a poem against vampires

there is the truth

and a whole lot of lies that try to bury it

*

she shows you tears

and you believe the tears because they’re tears

but you have no idea what they’re made of

*

she performs something

that you want to believe in

hold on to

so that your world seems okay

*

she blows your head off

and replaces it with flowers

she grew herself

*

her words corset you into squirting empathy

she’ll be back for more

*

and when I called her out for what she really was

she could barely look me in the eye

*

and the narcissist convinces people

that bullies are victims

and victims are bullies

sometimes a story doesn’t have two sides

sometimes a story is the truth

and the truth is buried by the lies

that take its place without mercy

and pretend

and pretend that it never existed in the first place

always watch out for what happens to the truth

and where people put it

purposefully

My own drawing © Laura Gentile 2021 | Instagram: @melpomenepaintings

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