In This World of Lies
Those without a conscience keep telling us that they
Will never make a mistake, and that we should trust them—
After all, they say, what are friends for?
It’s all right if you have to use Google Translate
To understand their doublespeak.
It’s all right if you get sick of hearing their words.
Let the hungry children keep whimpering for milk.
Let food stamps go the way of the penny postcard.
Let the old ones faint and stumble in the streets.
It’s all right if you detect sarcasm in these words.
(Every poem’s a lab for righteousness and truth.)
It’s all right if you must rest to catch a second wind.
In this world of lies, intricately woven,
It is enough to leave a little note of love on a pillow;
It is enough to walk together, and not alone.
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 117