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Poemdog

Dogs 2017

PLAYING NICE
(8/5/17)

I lie
to you

you want
fake

you want
pretend

so I lie
to you

my canned
speech

actions

keep a
smile
upon your
face

it's just
like TV
after all

books

movies

what other
standards
do we have
to judge our
lives by?

you need
what you
see

what you
hear
in the multimedia
maelstrom

to fulfill
you

I understand

life
is so much easier
when we accept
what they are
willing
to give us
as life

so I lie
to you

I profess
to want
the same

but I
will not

under
any circumstances

lie
to myself

I have
bored
through the endless
strata of bullshit
to find
one thin vein
of gold

I need
nothing
else

I wish
that you could
understand

but you
will not
see past
the surface
scree

so I lie
to you

to make
you
happy

to make
us
possible