Entangled, With a Sociopath

| June 5, 2016

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Entangled: With a Sociopath

Some people hear the word sociopath, they imagine a psychopathic killer, but sociopaths do not kill the body. They are killers of souls. Driven by narcissism, they lack a sense of moral responsibility and have no conscience. The definition doesn’t come close to what lurks beneath the surface. I know because I got entangled with one. His abuse was subtle and hard to pinpoint. I walked around in a fog. I gave Daniel the benefit of the doubt. Doubt! Remember that word. It drove me to the edge of insanity by the time the relationship was done. Not everyone will understand how he could deceive and manipulate me for so long. Daniel was clever and a master at manipulation, able to twist the truth until I accepted his fabricated reality. I didn’t recognize his cunning, devious nature. It’s still hard to believe that the person I loved never really existed. He was a ghost, a man without a soul.

Portions of the poetry have won first place at the

2009 Paris Book Festival in NYC.

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