BEFORE I KNEW

A happier place
A gentler time
A step back from the heartache
Before, you changed your mind.

The smile on your face
The look in your eyes
Before, I knew the truth
Before, I asked you why.

Free of the guilt
Free of the pain
Before, I ever met you
Before, knowing your name.

The burden, the shame
The guilt and the blame
Wanting you more
Wanting more of the same.

The narcissist’s power
To convince and cajole
Never lessens or weakens
It never gets old.

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Image from Google Images: tenor.com

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

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