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Truthful Lie

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You had asked me once if I believed you to be equal to me

 

I told you yes - It wasn’t a lie

 

I believed you equal in every way

 

But only now do I realize, both, lie and truth in my answer

 

In that time of my life we were equal

 

But, as of now, we are not

You are not equal to this new me - the true me

One that is not starved and decomposing

 

No longer...

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HOW LOW CAN YOU GET?

weak ankles took me to a clinic

in the nineteen fifties.

Mum worrying enough for us both

low chairs for kids

alice in wonderland

long stinking corridors

the grim reaper in white coat

sun shining through crittall windows

brave new world.

 

I couldn't speak for fear

they surrounded me like interrogators

that was the nineteen fifties

sixty years later

an oste...

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