thinking out loud…
cordial hypocrisy. polite smiles with ice cold eyes.
lascivious lies slide over smarmy lips.
pretence upon pretence. tears in the ladies room
resentment. bitterness. tyranny. betrayal
broken promises. shattered confidences
pushing. pulling. shoving. tearing.
walls growing, brick by brick, stone by stone
friend to friend, friend to enemy, enemy line
cold war. war zone. zoned out. out in the cold
back to the wall, nowhere to go. tip toe
take it slow. tentative. representative
no man’s land. the dmz. who will go?
who will know?
safe place. a grudging truce. a question.
an answer. agreement. achievement.
truth. trust. transparency