willful ignorance

a combination of
pattern recognition
and a good memory
leaves me with
the unfortunate
ability to see
through the miasma
hidden in paltry lies
to pick apart
the recurring themes
unveiling the truth
carefully disguised

i am enamored
by the brush strokes
subtle subterfuge
within the painting
as anxiety wraps
around my brain
electrified pulses
eradicating the
top coat of lacquer
to see the fine
pencil strokes beneath
exposing the deception
layered in shadows

a routine of simple
mental gymnastics
perfecting the
willful ignorance
necessary to prevent
the weight of
unwanted truths from
leaving a smear where
carefully constructed
illusion keeps the
hounds of doom
chasing their tails
in the echoes of
ignored declarations


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