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pretending

March 17, 2022

Painting pictures
Of people in your head
Inventing words
You wish they really said

Pretending
The world exists for you
Pretending
The same old lies are new
Pretending 
You don't do what you do

Tearing worlds apart
Trying to get whole
You take and take
And empty out your soul

Pretending
To pity what you hate
Pretending
That bitterness is fate
Pretending
That two plus two is eight

by Richard W. Bray