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They're lying to themselves, or to you.

Figures by Marcus Ranum    (

Our unseeing eyes

He lost his lie
At the gay bar.

She propped hers up
At the feminist book launch.

He publicly took the pledge
Knowing it merely
Preached to the converted.

She told his mother
That only she could understand
The truth
Regarding her son
And proceeded to set the record straight.

They laughed inside the restaurant
While being internally deflated.

The propensity for falseness
In the gaze of the public eye
Is stronger than a promise.

Together or alone
We stand
Together or Divided
We don’t falter
Our delusion is stronger
Than blood
Our undoing
Oft realised never
Until it’s too late.                                                       


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