Narcissist: A Poem
Sometimes mistaken for a healthy self-esteem
but a caricature of it in every imaginable sense
is narcissist's playing out an idol of her dream
pseudo-medalist in life game lost in pretense.
However, under that flashy ego-parading
lies insecurity of strange and spiteful kind
her presence often felt as some invading
as she wants you to take a place behind.
Incredibly strong may go her quest for a status
with schizoid blindness about her plain features
proving her advantages she won't take a hiatus
acting like a deity but not caring for preachers.
She'll listen to your story impatient that you stop
seeing in your talking just boring interruptions
finding your talking subjects so easy to drop
her self-portrait impressive as its captions.
If you want to spare yourself from her routine
shower her with praises and she'll move on
looking for new audience for her as a queen
and if you want her to move faster---yawn!