The Three Signs

of being a sociopath are rather hard at first to tell;
stories of grandeur that bubble out of their mouths like champagne,
and the way they say that they rescued that girl from a ratty room full
of needles and she was so ungrateful and ran away. But they
left out the part where they demeaned her every day, saying
she was worthless and the tiles are still dirty because
she isn’t scrubbing hard enough, and she is such a stupid girl.
Oh, and do they apologize for ripping into her and leaving
her sobbing on the kitchen floor? No.
But the next day they tell her they love her, and please won’t she
do the dishes while they are away, because really they do
know what is best for her and are only trying to help.
The three signs that are hard at first to tell:
Superficial charm
Presents themselves as a hero – with high morals
Untruthful and manipulative

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  1. reads nearly like a haibun, and a twist on Cinderella.

    but more sad. ~

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