promises

“what is the biggest lie in the world? he asked, “promises” she replied.

her answer stopped his tongue
for the first time truly hearing
what she had to say.
his world tilted on its side
throwing him to the ground
fiercely.
perspectives shifted as he watched.
mind resorting, new patterns forming.
breath exploding as he deflated.

promises are lies.
not lies of intention, or of meaning.
lies of living.
lies that say the world will always remain
as it is in that moment.
lies of broken faith because she believed
the promises that simply could not last.

yes. promises are the world’s biggest lies.

 

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