Sometimes I say things I don’t mean.

I say outrageous things for the sake

of absurdity… Just to see

how you react… it’s funny

how people think and assume

that a word is a pledge to action

It isn’t. It is survival

to speak what we don’t feel

to say what we don’t mean

not always but sometimes

words are lies

a masque of truth

they cover, they bury

but they don’t become truth

the mask always comes off

eventually — words

can be a masque of feelings

they can lie, bury, cover

but never become