in order to be liked
must I lie to myself?

change who I am
so as not offended?

can truth be seen
as black and white?

isn't grey more the color
all mixed together

the wolf discovered
when it asked to be all colors

what is the difference between
getting along, and loosing onself
in order to get along?

can truth be too truthful?
the Hindu's first command

kindness then comes truth
be kind in how you speak your truth

where do we draw the line
between our truth
and getting along

how do we not loose
ourselves in this

life which forces too much solitude
on the lonely

in order to be liked
must I lie to myself?

Moira Levant © November 27 2019

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