Lie, Truth, & Reality

I walk above all pain
risen and relentless
floating on borrowed air oblivious
This heart is impervious fortress, like stonewall embattlements
…that lie is twisted around every bitter past and hollow present

Meandering useless, wander and watch
Romances ebbing, flowing, flying, crashing…dead
Envy circles about my head
longer away, further removed…and lonely

This heart is porous Swiss, like wine-tasting afterthoughts
…that truth is a hulking shadow looming disproportionate,
engulfing any new light on unseen horizons

Only wishing she might see and understand
my hot and cold passion platters served accordingly
apprehensive only in love’s pursuits
timid like bullied school children cowering in corners
Brash and outspoken otherwise…shackled when it may matter

This heart is neglected farmland, like wartorn meadows
…that reality inhibits every bright angle of my soul
suffocating the man you would love…if you knew

Lie, Truth, & Reality

Steve Voorhees

Chicago, United States

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It’s that feeling you get-that if they knew you how much they would love you. Only you never seem to let them in. It’s the question of which hurts worse: loneliness or rejection?

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