Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Truth is A Lie (poem)

There should not be shame
in wanting to be a better person than you
believe yourself to be. But when the yearning
to be better is so intense that it distorts reality,
this borders on psychosis. And there is
shame aplenty in feeling crazy in the world
if you think the world is sane.

The world is not sane.

I see, after years of writing confessions,
poetry, memoir, and all that fiction
bearing up my soul, probing heart’s deepest
secrets…that I am incapable
of telling the truth. The truth is
a kaleidoscope of ever-changing moving vans,
bottles of cheap merlot and cold sheets. The truth
cannot set you free, because it is as obtuse as me.

The truth is a lie.

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