An aura of deceit lingers

like a halo as you enter the room…


Not only do you case things, but people too

passing harsh judgments secretly

from high atop your uneducated,

polarized, imagined throne.


In your invisible journal

you duly note that which you

deem worthy of your attention,

and forget about the rest;

never minding the importance to

those you propose to care about.


You always say what you think people

want to hear, or what suits you in that moment

with complete disregard for any accountability.


and when confronted with your pretense

your naturally swift, acute mind

becomes foggy, daft, and unable to recall.

Or worse, you flat out deny that which

you hope others have no proof of…


Though I love you,

and continually wish for your growth…


I must avoid your hazy self created brume

that I am unable to navigate,

lest I find myself unwittingly sinking

into your quicksand.


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Dani Heart (46 Posts)


  1. Josh Neigum

    whoa whoa whoa…..deep words Dani,i like it!!!
    this poem made me feel like avoiding someones quicksand reality :)
    good job

  2. Dani Heart (Author)

    Thank you so much Josh for taking the time to read and ingest my words. :)

  3. This territory here is quite familiar to me, I call it “exactly what I’d like to say but don’t exactly”. :) Love it- a very harrowing and careful tone but so blunt and direct.

  4. Dani Heart (Author)

    Sadly Pete I think we all encounter toxic people, but the really sad thing is when you are related to them. sighs… Thank you so much for taking the time to read my words. :)

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