Salacious Dynamics

Reality is a tragedy of farce and irony Enthralled with deception and immorality Compounded by influence and opportunity.

Salacious Dynamics is a poem written by Pasithea Chan and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme The Games We Play for the month of April.


Salacious Dynamics



Smiles warmer than the sun lead you as you
Enter the hall to fall right into their trap as they
Race to serve you lies like lace saving grace.
Proper all the time with the right words to
Entrance your eyes with lies that
Nettle your mind and nestle in your heart
To tap into your life and your wallet.
Reality is a tragedy of farce and irony
Enthralled with deception and immorality
Compounded by influence and opportunity.
Everybody seems to love you until they
Pass you up for a bigger fish and that’s when they
Turn your life upside down leaving you to misery’s
Inflictions of denial, trauma and shock.
One serpent is enough to destroy lives
Not just one life with its deception; the
Damage is as real as their hold and appeal on
Your heart, mind and soul.
Never did you imagine you could be such
A fool falling for a such a salacious
Maleficent serpent you thought had a soul
Incandescent with warmth but now blazes with
Control and greed for all you own waiting
Somehow for you to just fall to enjoy what it stole.
Reception is a serpent’s trap that sets a set for its salacious dynamics!

Author’s Notes: Genre: Acrostic Word Count: 206

Inspired by: “A dog will look down when they have done wrong, but a snake will look you right in the eyes”. from the Aedes Plague by John West.

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Pasithea Chan

Pasithea is a budding Lebanese Filipino impressionist who enjoys writing poetry in symbolism laced with philosophy and psychology.

Given her legal background having worked as legal and risk management consultant in MENA and the far east; she also writes legal and academic articles.

Her creative writing has been read on several podcasts and radios and was featured in several magazines and anthologies including: Envision Arts, Rigorous, Fevers of the Mind, Osprey's Empire, Voices of the Real and Suicide.

Having written 2500+ poems and more than 12 short stories; Pasithea writes in various styles but prefers pieces that have double meanings to allow a reader to delve deeper into her works.

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