Charm will not arise when dealing with the good,
Charm is the device of those we don’t detest
when wiser heads suggest that perhaps we should,
The good need not employ charm in order to nest
comfortably within others affections
The charming are bereft of this selfless grace
They beguile company with deft pretensions
to perfume over their truth: vile and base.
Charming does not forego pleasure other than
in the pursuit of even greater pleasure.
What a brutal thing it is, to dub a man
As charming. A harsh blow, a savage measure
Wrapped in the cloak of an earnest word of praise,
To accuse a person of charm to their face,
that is the most charming sin of all.