Honesty

Honesty is not fully possible,
for thoughts candid and feelings raw
are always held back
and passed through the social filter
of protection and niceties
that always have sway in the
ordered exchanges and shifting relationships
that form the social substance
of our lives.
Honesty is only ever for the
private space of one who thinks and feels
but then shapes disclosure in
the language that others want to hear.
26/5/2018
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