covering my ears

doublespeak:
how words
twist
from opposite corners
of one man’s mouth
to braid different versions
of the same lie

I was taught
to speak singly
& simply

learned early
truth talking
does not demand
a good memory

those lessons obsolete
when we can undo choices
retroactively

spin  fiction
& call it relative truth
but not
in the Eisensteinian sense

interesting
how speech
has polarity

we do not love
with different sides
of the heart
but with both sides
fully

& that
should be
an example
for our lips

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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26 Responses to covering my ears

  1. Lovely. Feels good waking up to read this.
    Just one quip! “And what is truth?” Pilate to Jesus!

  2. Ian Moone says:

    interesting
    how speech
    has polarity

    Really liking those lines

  3. This is truly excellent. Love it.

  4. unfetteredbs says:

    polarity.. both sides of the heart fully…good piece

  5. Rhonda says:

    Love it…I love the lines about not needing a good memory if one speaks the truth. Such a simple ‘truth’. :)

  6. dannypereyra says:

    I agree totally with Ian. My favorite lines.

  7. Green Speck says:

    A lesson to be learnt … well written !!!

  8. doncarroll says:

    definitely a great spin here. the stanza with polarity i really like:)

  9. nelle says:

    Well said and written.

  10. Of a truth, these are truer words spoken. Well done

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