Perceptions

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Humidity, lush landscapes, and cool air forced through little vents occasionally remind me of you.   Insulated and isolated from the world outside in our rental car we proceeded with our mission. Brief interludes of camaraderie, when we were united against a common enemy, or a random life obstacle I recall fondly.  Moments when we were on the same team, team family, and had each other’s backs, or was it that I just had yours?  Did I mistake your uncommon lack of cruelty for kindness, acceptance, and love even? Did I?  The trouble is… I can’t be certain.

 

©Dani Heart

6/14/2019

 

Exactitude

You wield the sword of truthfulness

and with it pierce my heart

Demonstrating that my judgment

was in error from the start

 

Maybe honesty is not  the best policy after all?

 

But what you fail to see

that I have known all along

Is when one’s actions match their words

the truth is never wrong.

 

It’s when there is duplicity

that some concealment may be needed

when the rules of common decency

and community are not heeded.

 

Though you serve me boldly now

A plate of open-faced bitter I cannot digest…

I’ll walk away, with my head held high

leaving you to drown in your mire and suggest…

 

Perhaps… honesty is  the best policy after all!

 

©April 9, 2014

Dani Heart