Lying is better

there isn’t always pleasure in knowing oneself

the truth can be horrifying

I have always thought it better to lie

and move on with my life

than face all the hard questions

and spells of tense introspection

which seems to me the only way

to function in this world

truth, while cathartic and powerful

is also, an instrument of madness

no way to lay claim to it

without fiddling with your sanity

so, it’s better to lie

lie to yourself

lie to me

and we will probably be better off

eating gelato and wondering

if poor people are just lazy

and I will let you tell me

how much you love me

and  smile a deceitful smile

that’s all the happily ever after we will ever get.

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