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Dogs 2018

A LIE AWAY
(10/10/18)

one deception

one compromise
of ideals

one omission
of less
than flavorful
fact

and I
am there

high paying
job

lavish
lifestyle

beautiful
wife

everything
that I was
raised
to desire

knowing
what to
say

what to
do

what
they want

is not
that difficult

maintaining
the pretense
would be
the impossibility

at least
for me

I am not
as talented
as most
of my peers
in that regard

too lazy
to mislead
over the
long term

I would
rather simply
tell

simply
live

the truth

unsuccessfully
alone