Replacement Needed

Replacement Needed


do you ever listen to the words you speak?

do you mean what you say

or are you lying to me?

I want to believe you –

but how can i be sure of what you say?

nothing hurts more than a lie

and i’ve been wounded by lies so many

times that I deserve the purple heart –

not for bravery – but to replace

the heart that I once had.


written by me 7/7/1967