Turnabout isn't fair play

She picks a gob of mud and aims carefully
Splatch! It spatters down his clean (too clean she thinks) face

Then she sits back to sip her drink
But it makes her choke

Arsenic!

…she thinks in panic

And so the loquacious one is silenced

But it wasn’t fair play!!

Are her final unspoken words

Turnabout Isn’t Fair Play

She picks a gob of mud and aims carefully
Splatch! It spatters down his clean (too clean she thinks) face

Then she sits back to sip her drink
But it makes her choke

Arsenic!

…she thinks in panic

And so the loquacious one is silenced

But it wasn’t fair play!!

Are her final unspoken words

Pursuing a fickle mistress

Would you try and dress a certain way? Would you wear what’s ‘in’ or what’s ‘out’? Would you wear a certain colour, a certain fit, a certain length?

Would you try and speak a certain way? Would you be loud, brash, opinionated? Would you be soft, pleasing, approachable? Would you scream to get yourself heard? Would you be soft and dramatic to put your point across?

Would you try and behave a certain way? Would you be driven, ambitious, ruthless? Would you be caring, affectionate, loving? Would you be witty, cheerful and fun? Would you be serious, dependable, reliable?

Would you try and feel a certain way? Would you shut out that which makes you feel powerless? Would you dwell on emotions that seem familiar? Would you tell yourself to be happy? Would you tell yourself you ought to feel bad? Would you rationalize? Would you guilt-trip?

Would you try and be a certain way? Would you be rational, logical, dignified? Would you be impulsive, audacious, dynamic? Would you be steady, focused and determined? Would you be amicable, friendly and approacheable?

It all depends on what kind of attention you want, doesn’t it? Whose eye you want to catch, what you want them to do? And how much do you need (whatever you think you need) for which you want that attention.

How far would you go for attention?

Have you answered yes to any of the above? (I know you would have) Don’t answer me, just for a minute ask yourself and look for an answer. And then after that, tell me if you have an answer to:

Should she have done that?

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