Profitable Secrets

8" x 10" mixed media on canvas panel


Soothing still,
these bedtime stories
that linger in the morning,
easy lies smothering the repercussions
of wearing masks of political niceties
over internal lives carved from apathy

In the afternoon,
We talk in small circles
around elephant truths
full of profitable secrets
buried in the silence
between sentences
as we drink our wine

And how we suffer
in the openness of the evening
when our naked sentiments
stumble drunkenly in for dinner,
whispering with sincerity
that we're absolved
of the societal evils
because even saints have sinned.