Real

Sometimes

When I write

I feel like

I can go straight into

Attack mode!!

If I want to…

I can say something

Pointed, cruel

Something “honest and truthful”–

Whatever that

Socratic form may be.

It makes me feel good, to have

This sort of power over you

I wonder if you get

The same jolts

I get

When I’m reading you?

I wonder if it

Stings, the same way

You stung me when you

Treated me like the

Fiction-writer I am

I wonder if it hurts

I wonder how it would

Make you feel if I just

Started to make things up

How would you defend yourself

Against made-up accusations in a

Made-up world with a

Made-up poem about a

Made-up girl?

None of this would be happening

If you had just been

Real.


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