Dogs 2014

FAKE IT 'TIL YOU BREAK IT
(9/29/14)


a lifetime
of lying
to make
other people
smile
eventually erodes
those fragile
sensibilities
of self

playing
roles
for so many

for so long

on so many
stages

reactions
can no longer
be judged
between
projection
and expectation

give
the people
what they want
and the immediate
world
will seem
a happy
one

keep
those true thoughts
and emotions
buried
deep
beneath a multitude
of masks

mirroring
the faces
of anxious
audiences

assuaging
their doubt
when they see
smiles
for smiles

tears
for tears

Truth
Is the Great
Satan

God
loves those
who love
the living
breathing
movie
of mankind

reality
is simply
too depressing

too painful

not
the entertainment
desired
for humans
to feel
that false sense
of fulfillment

they want
cake
without calories

champagne
without
consequences

they want
a slice
of shit pie
without the resulting
brown lips
and bad breath

feed them
what
they want

make
life easy
for them

make
life easy
for you

allow
your integrity
to die a little
every day
and they will
all cry later
at your
funeral

or
at least
have the good
graces
to pretend