A familiar beauty graces our gardens.
Short lived as it is widespread.
Holding a secret danger within
his gaudy Klan-like robes.
Veins run green with toxic blood.
Named after a Greek myth
or maybe its narcotic sap.
This flower seems a little confused.
A self-obsessed son-of-a-nymph
giving his name to a mental fault.
Believing he was the most beautiful.
Insatiable pride craving attention.
And refusing Echo’s love brought Nemesis
Narcissus suffered the doom of a god.
Famous myth stylised by Dali
in his own egoistic surrealist hues.
Freud and cronies applied their thoughts
to the concept of Narcissism.
A disorder of negative tendencies.
Arrogance, entitlement, rage.
A dangerous triad breeding Intolerance
death and destruction of the right to choose.