Lopsided Truth

truth
shifts to trust
with one required
base pair reassignment.

trutH;
drop the grand Hoax
shush the lies to self and other
sink back into your primordial slime
reorganize, safely within your self-made cocoon.

truSt;
add the ultimate Sacrifice
to give up who you are
emerge with naked wings exposed
trusting-self to know, who is/is not that kind of hungry.

Subtype 1 – truST;
seekers are not made for an “us”
they pine for Self-Trust,
h
ave a little extra need, indeed
a different Gen(i)us entirely.

Subtype 2 – truF;
beware, with this species
there comes a risky mutation
replaces a base pair, St,
with a cocky single, F.

 

I wonder if
a single nucleotide for the price of a base pair
is a good-for-evolution
kind of trade,

I guess I will ask
the lopsided
butterfly.

oh look,
it flew away.

wait,
it was never here.

F, is for Fictional.
Fictional truF.

 

Keep your eye out
for this lopsided breed.

 

a version of this poem first appeared in Caustic Frolic’s Liminal Spaces (Spring 2019).

Art from Charis Tsevis – a Greek visual designer living and working in Paphos, Cyprus.