Hook or Crook
Better to be looked over than overlooked
is a double ended hook of see not look.
A quote explanatory of an outlook
examining personalities’ matchbook.
Seeing is a deep long hook crafted
to fish faults and lies from a brook
to sort out truth from lies mistook
as rights from faults shaping an outlook.
Looking is a shallow hook twisted
around pretense displayed by a crook.
Crooks play hearts with lies like a rook
moving diagonally across a playbook.
Both look over and overlook are ruled
by see and look reason’s law-book
Attention is a selfish narcissistic crook
relying on greed and malice for a casebook.
Prompt: Mae West’s Quote:“It is better to looked over than overlooked”