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The Seduction of Alternative Facts


When truth provides
no real comfort,
hope wraps her
like sturdy arms,
murmurs alternative facts
with conviction in her ear.

Sometimes, she takes refuge there:
a home with unlocked doors,
words pretty as sunrise,
futures rich and enticing as crème brûlée.

NaPoWriMo Day 23




singing into the oscillating fan
he hears a voice not his own returned
rhythmic and cracked

he is grateful to find something manufactured
which transforms what isn’t
into his much more accurate truth

© Julie Ayers
April 2012 – NaPoWriMo 26