Going the distance

They will judge you

whether they know enough to do so

or not,

because a lie is the shortest distance

between a stranger and a threat.

Certain skin, shapes, tongues,

ways of loving and of seeing God(s),

the way your body moves or doesn’t,

these are no mystery

though, maybe, magic.

You are a map, unfurling.

There are no shortcuts to the truth.


2 thoughts on “Going the distance

  1. FHB’s somebody I’d like to be, or at least be like, if it might ever be granted me at long last to grow up.

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