The Algebra of Truth

⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Untrustworthy is she
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀who will laud
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀the fabrications
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀of a fraud,
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀whose words are lies,
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀whose actions cheat,
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀whose dreams are drenched
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀in destructive deceit.


prompted by Daily Prompt: Pants on Fire at the Daily Post

clarior e tenebris

Say that two plus two equals three
because you can’t remember the answer you were taught,
and all you are is wrong.
You are no liar. But you are still wrong. Not different. Wrong.

Say that two plus two equals three
because that’s what you were taught to believe,
and you should find yourself a new teacher.
You’re still no liar. But belief doesn’t make you any less wrong.

Say that two plus two equals three
as the basis for your art,
and you might have a good future as a fiction writer.
You’re still no liar. But you should learn to distinguish.

Say that two plus two equals three
because that’s the punch line of some riddle or joke,
and you’re not all that funny.
You are no liar. But you are really not all that funny.

Say that two plus two equals three
when you’re the accountant for…

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