The Romantic’s Survival Guide
Welcome to the age of asperity!
Watch your tongue and shun sincerity
For you ought to be warned that the natives here
Are especially apt to snark and sneer.
Don’t rouse their vicious hostility
And indulge in romantic temerity
For your heart they will cut, and your soul they will sear
As they skillfully skew’r and gleefully jeer;
So veil yourself in obscurity
To stay safe and avoid their barbarity.
- Erika, a friend from the Notion Club
Love this poem and thought a few of my readers could identify ;)