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None could tell if what she said was what
she meant, a princess of prevarication,
disguised in innocence, masquerading
as a friend to those she chose to mutilate.

The game began as envy, to acquire attention
from her schoolmates, but her caustic wit
curdled fast, tattling tales about her peers
inventing scandals betraying trusts.

She kept a private score, measuring wins
and losses, gloating when her victims hurt,
furious when her sadistic efforts failed,
a monster, whose mirror also lied.

She won her game, left bereft of friends,
avoided by her family, none returned
her calls, her last rites were unattended,
none came to view her leprous remains.

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