what is it about our tangled lies
of pledges and declarations of love
that take all the good out of everything?
because we all project our ideals
on the mirrors of the faces of our beloved others
rather than truly see ourselves there?
because we're hungry and frightened
ignorance and vicious beyond measure
to protect our insignificant egos?
I'd rather do without love
but that isn't possible since in our Oneness
as creatures of some sacred promise
we all share the burden of enduring hard truth
while defining ourselves in our falsity?
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