perjure ourselves

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it’s all about the eyes
in the sockets

the optical nerve that pulses
electric currents
to the brain

but electricity can be so subjective

see red here, blue there.
colors that easily divide with
crisp, clear lines
between the this and the that

they’re wrong, you know.

see you, see me
see yourself, in the mirror
by the bed or bathroom

show the worst
or the best, depending on the mood
and hormones raging through
the bloodstream

but it is a lie nonetheless

mirrors don’t make a liar,
but they make love to them
like one.