The Mirror Often Lies


The plausible illusion of reality
comforts like a a worn shoe.
Take any old thing, call it real,
wear it as comfortable armor.
Fashion the stories of your life
and choose the one most fitting.
You know what people like to see.
If facts pinch, exchange them.
Tailor it all precisely, cut it into
whatever ensemble you prefer.
Many patterns are available.
Choose one that suits your taste.
Sew together a suitable persona.
Saunter down the world’s runway.
Wear your self wherever you go.
Only at night, naked and alone, let
the flesh beneath the fabric show.

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