“Critical”

Robin Chappell/12 December 2021

Awaken the parts of you that you fear most

The decayed.

The skeletons that make you most afraid

The mask we wear for others

It always fades

Eventually revealing an imperfection

The weak cannot handle it too many days

They’d rather feed on the lies

Better to hate than to honor

Silence feels better than to cry…

Latch on to the authenticity of warmth

Of love unconditioned with no expectation

Crystal clear words and blunt relations

It’s all the same

We just choose not to see it

Nor speak its name

But it’s there…

Lurking in the shadows waiting

Waiting each day for you to crack

Patronizingly anticipating…

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