Dogs 2014

STAND
(6/23/14)


you're
not stupid

you watch
them

you listen
to them

you know
what to do

you know
what to say

but
you believe
none of it

so you
show them

you
tell them

lies

and more
lies

they smile

they laugh

you are
one
of them

until
one day
you decide
not to lie
anymore

they shake
their heads

they call you
derisive names

but
what they
think
no longer
matters

you have left
the Land
of Prevarication

you are
free

now
you hardly
speak

you live
your truth

approved
or not

witnessed
or not

you stay
mostly
alone

because
finally

you
understand