maeFlatteryvia Daily Prompt: Flattery

I hate to say it

but flattery

it works

it works on me

when it feels sincere – I kinda like it

when insincere  I find it funny

or annoying, depending on my mood

I have used it to let you know I like you

I have also used it to get my way

the first way feels good

the latter not always

so say nice things whether you mean it or not

let me hear the applause

praise and gush and fawn over me

my ego enjoys the stroking

whether it is true devotion or just a con

the sweet talking turns me on