A Letter to the Narcissist – No. 27



You are romance and poetry and passion.

You are seduction and fantasy and imagery.

You are the subjunctive voice, personified.

Your truth draws me to you, like a current. I slip into it, unwittingly.

We are tethered.

Inevitably, my languorous slide tangles in other, inexorable truths.

I am startled, moored, again.

8 thoughts on “A Letter to the Narcissist – No. 27

  1. K M says:

    This is so sad

  2. UltraEmpath says:

    Reading this is like watching natural selection at work.

  3. Barbara says:

    I grew up with a narc father, so I left my narc husband every time he acted up. Then, drunk I’d rage on him. I’m a dr and he comes from an extremely wealthy family. I’m very attractive and educated. He says things like “I’ll get a job but nothing like you.” He doesn’t work, his mom pays for his unlimited AMEX card, and we live in one of her beach houses. I have an order of protection against him, I HAVE his moms number because he lies to pretend he has a job, so I have him by the balls. I can crush him in one call. But, I don’t. Why?

    1. Clarece says:

      I sense since you seem to have a good handle on the situation you enjoy the control you have over him, yet are curious to keep seeing what he will try next. He appealed to you and you felt attached at one point. Your subconscious may also be re-directing anger with your father into your Narc as an outlet when you drink and then rage at him.

  4. Patricia J says:

    Very good. Poetic.

  5. Patricia J says:

    This is good…

  6. SN says:

    The most beautiful letter of them all, HG! Thank you for sharing this. Again.

  7. WiserNow says:

    The poetry of this letter is beautiful. I enjoyed it very much. There’s a lot of meaning behind the economy of words. And the sense of being repetitively engulfed by the magnetic, tantalising illusion, only to be tethered to the inevitable darkness, is very appropriate.

    To the writer… nicely done!

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