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