Saturday, August 27, 2011

“Baring Gifts”

She’s Marie Barone—on steroids       
baring gifts of guilt       
wrapped in gilded foil   
dripping honeyed compliments   
sprinkled with ground glass   
leaving you bleeding on the inside   
With a smile she blames you for her cruelty   
twisting her tales   
defending her intrusions   
she belittles you as she praises you   
tearing you down to control you   
with gossip she snatches away your privacy   
claiming she only acts with love   
Lock your doors   
Don’t let her in   

Copyright 2011 Elizabeth Abrams Chapman

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