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Truth is the First Victim of War by Joseph Hargraves

Posted in Joseph Hargraves with tags on February 5, 2012 by Scot

When you dumped me,
“not because” you found
someone new; but just
“to be free.”

I reminded you that
you’d said or written
you loved me over
a thousand times.

You smiled, locked my
eyes, and whispered:
“I was lying every time.”

I don’t blame you
for my subsequent
stays in mental-hospitals,
or relapse back into heroin
addiction: That was my doing.

I only hold you
accountable for one thing:
I can no longer tell truth from a lie.