empty praise

in a moment
of foolishness
i believed in myself
thinking perhaps
my words had value
but then i saw
the other lines
that made you gush
and i realized
it was all just
a goddamned lie
playacting by fools
pretending to enjoy
every insipid word
until the truth
is as vacuous
as everything else

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