when cadets know you lied….

how’s a liar walk
when confronted with truth’s ramp
small unsteady steps

 

failed parenting…

always
fragile
and
weak
but
there had always
been
someone there
offering
care
and
nursing
its need
for
light
but
gold
gilded words
deflected
the light
and
democracy
began
to die
without
the light
of
truth

 

covid-19 press conference…

while the emperor
describes his new clothes to us
ego spun details
off camera bodies pile up
and a child asks why he’s nude

 

the book of dying 2:1…

death’s fallen angels always spoke lies
saying they’re mistreated and unfairly judged
claiming that truth is but falsehood
calling on men to protect them