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"never dim the light that shines from within." - maya angelou
"never fear the shadows, they simply mean there's a light somewhere nearby." - winnie the pooh
"aren't we all waiting to be read by someone, praying that they'll tell us that we make sense?" - rudy francisco


rwong (United States) published:

colored lies


i wonder if you package your lies deep in your lungs
before you reach into your throat; claw the pristine
white words out, the color of four blank walls
in an empty room, innocent; i wonder if you realize
that your white lies are marbled, streaked black
with dishonesty and leaking its deception through
the wrapping paper so it lingers inside your lungs
and stains the air with each breath you take.

i wonder if your red lies are the...
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may 35, 1989 (see message board!)


to erase history from the past is to cover up a still-bleeding wound with a blood-drenched bandage and call it healed. it is a patch on the timeline so people will trace their fingers over the stick-straight line often enough to forget why the patch was ever there. it is to disregard one’s story in favor of your own because sometimes saving face is more important than honesty and it is a tragedy.

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