poetry

Pig hone[sties]

Pig-headedness is so valued in our

civil-

i-

sation: we have so many words

for it in

Engl-

ish at least: inflexing and determined; obstinate; stub-

born –

born to it too: al-

most a ta-

lent we borrow (or stumble across) from parents and

siblings who elder us wildly, before growing up.

But honesty – when pigged –

is [shit-

{sty]-

ing} us down to [heart]hs of crummy

reality.

Better to be kind than honest, I’ve

lived.

Better to be honest and kind, of course.

But between kindness and honesty – and confusing

in-betweens – better than to be honest is to be

kind, I’m bound to th-

ink (as pages blot out our previo-

us-

ly curated lives).

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