CHAMELEON, by Susan E Birch.

Chameleon pic


Did you really know her?

Sure I did, but not the public star that shone

I knew her from day one.

Desperate for her place in the sun.

I watched her assess the field,

Judging who’d run and who would yield.

Saw her recreate herself, saw her connect.

An alien creature.

Each feature crafted for maximum effect.

Watched her mesmerise, tantalise,

Deflect the truth

Reflect the lies.

She did ‘vulnerable’ to perfection

With those big soulful, hurting eyes.

The guys fell like flies.

But they had to be the ‘right’ guys,

The ones she could step up on.

You want to know the craziest thing?  The real buzz?

She could have had it all…and more,

Just as she was.



© Susan E Birch – 2014


About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller and in May 2018 his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? became a number one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, UK, Canada and Australia. Although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows best; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he writes, namely: Why? A Complicated Love, and the intriguing story titled The Story That Had No Beginning. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television in the UK.
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