Ineffable

by flammeusgladius

Ineffable

 

 

There are some things we must not say.
The thought police have told me so.
I said them all again today.

Hard verity is not the way.
Fierce honesty just spoils the show.
There are some things we must not say.

Polite lies that we can’t betray
won’t yield to truths fixed row on row.
I said them all again today.

Both black and white must bow to gray.
The highest thoughts are stooping low.
There are some things we must not say.

Marble is not as good as clay
for sculpting fictions soft as snow.
I said them all again today,

the marble sayings that we pray
will pass beyond the world we know.
There are some things we must not say.
I said them all again today.

 

 

–Tom Riley

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