Pinocchio

Oh the lies you tell!

We indulged

a little too much

so now our tummies bulge

and our reality is out of touch

we always had the insatiable need

to sugarcoat our public front

broadcast our every good deed

then erase the trail of our stunts

we took it for granted that our privilege

and ticked boxes would give us unending dominion

we forgot that the house of cards holding up our image

was built in the court of public opinion.