Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Truth is not a wound

I'd always suspected
that under that impenetrable surface
I might find vulnerability,
or even complexity.
And you, you just assume
I crept down in the night
with my tin-cutters
to break through to your brokenness and shame,
but no: it was only words that cut away the mask:
exposing, not a wound,
but simply -- truth.

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