Truths that are lies

I can never x-ray the sacred cows

that make our celebrations 

and commemorations, 

for that is to reveal too much

and may sever the comfortable threads 

that seem to bind us all together

in truths that are also lies.


For we need grand truths that are also easy

and sit upon our shoulders woven as a

warm coat to keep us from the coldness

of our despair in the place that is not there.