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The truth isn’t out there
it’s where it belongs
in an eight by four cell
caged and we’d do well
to remember.

Lies are the currency, they
buy people like you and me,
they sit on the fence of
democratic pretense
ready to jump
this way or that.

The truth isn’t out there,
but what do you care if
you get your share of
the pie and why should
I
care
anyway?
truth has a way
of escaping the
confines
of
small minds,
check in for an update
in a prison
upstate
anytime.

© 2015, John Smallshaw.