What kind of honesty obfuscates anger
where allies become enemies in a heartbeat,
decimating one another with a smile?
How to winnow facts from confusion,
being truthful as well as kind,
increasing both wisdom and discernment?
Best to model intention and proceed from there.
If we’re not careful,
others become what we want them to be,
rather than the best of which they are capable.
Skin is thin.
People believe what they hear
and just as often hear what they believe.
We live in a hall of mirrors,
echoing one another’s sentiments.
Choose wisely, my friend,
for what is cast out will doubtless rebound,
the proverbial India rubber ball
resounding off the walls of a closeted awareness.