the throng of vanity

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

They shunned me and rightly so. I was spiteful. But they didn't see the cause of my spite.

 They sit in a throng discussing nothing in particular - only what one may discern to be the most trivial matters. 
 Flocked into a grostesque hierarchy, they speak often but say nothing. They clutch their handbags to maintain their flimsy senses of security. 
 They offer lurid smiles to hide their uncertainty, conveying at all times a deep cynicism and detachment from the essence of life - pitiful. Each is a prideful mouthpiece, each a burden to the other.
 They sit back, simultaneously haughty and insecure, perpetually judgemental. With nothing to talk about, their ciriculum exclusively prescribed by insubstantial media, they themselves became dull and resorted to bickering and gossip. 
 Lost in confusion, into old age they continue to pretend to be content with their supposed utopia - until the effort put into their appearance becomes ridiculous; colourful garments, lipstick and mascara are juxtaposed with the wrinkles of physical decay and the babbling that comes with mental decline. 
 They wear expensive jewellery - symbols of their status and wealth. One may think this reprehensible at best. On closer examination, the ludicrous nature of this pathological state is nothing short of grostesque, so that one might ask in one's own head: "why are you even still alive?"

--their impatience shows, always seeking the destination but resenting the journey. 


Submitted: March 08, 2021

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