Backdrop

 

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We are all moving to avoid confrontation.

Walk your dog, sing a song;

The truth will be there, still

A backdrop to this charade

No black or white, only gray

Why pretend it’s all okay.

 

There’s something bigger,

There must be something bigger.

 

Hold the truth in an app,

Edit yourself into a profile,

So easy to delete.

 

Take your fucking earphones out and listen;

Put down your phone and see.

The children have eyes that fill with joy and curiosity.

I make funny faces until they smile;

Mum is on the phone.

Too many distractions to love.

 

Live a frothy life,

Superficial sweetness.

I want to hold you still.

 

Don’t be afraid.

Stand & see.