Satisfaction

Your first mistake
was false flattery.
I won’t give you
the satisfaction
of a second.

Β© Sarah Doughty

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21 thoughts on “Satisfaction

  1. I’d argue that flattery doesn’t have to be negative. That’s the thing about language and the use of it on a site that includes people from around the world. I personally like it more with the inclusion of “false”.

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  2. In the spirit of word meanings only, not a judgment of your neat piece, but wouldn’t “false flattery” be a positive statement since “flattery” by itself is already a negative and two negatives make a positive? Flattery means excessive or insincere praise. The reverse… would be that false flattery becomes “compliment.”
    Take out the “false” and see what happens: it strengthens your grip on the kapow! And we all know you love expressing in “kapows!”

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