Subversive self-deprecating second intention
A convincing feint which played on compassion
Secretly, the battlefield carefully preordained in wicked splendor
Unsuspecting combatant unarmored, unarmed
Disarming charm now the hamartia
A point-in-line which preyed on compassion
Presenting submission furtively en garde
The resultant fleche piercing heart
Words unspoken spilling from ancient scars heretofore unknown
Unwitting combatant unaware, unconcerned
The pas de deux of hidden blade and sudden revealed antinomy
A convincing victory, the duel won through duplicity
The outcome of the overarching war another matter entirely


It’s what you feel but you might not want it