You know those questions, those social situations,
where a non-committal answer, an evasion,
a close cousin to the white lie, will do?
Today, instead of letting that moment cruise by
with a nod, I told the truth.
Then, suddenly, I have this thing I've said
sitting there on the table, and now there needs to be
Why did I say "NO", instead of "Sure"?!
Now I have to reveal how I really feel,
even if it's jaded or snarky or plain mean...
Everything just went from easy to hard.
And for a moment I feel like I have a scarlet letter
on my chest... and I then I stop and think.. huh...
Why was I going to evade in the first place...
really shouldn't I be honest to begin with..
who was I trying to save...
and what letter should I be wearing..? T, B, W?
(Okay.. that last one may just be where my mind goes..
but you get the whole introspective thing.)
Then, I made my explanation,
and yes it was a little stinky,
but really... it just affirms what I already knew.
I may try to play well with others,
but when it comes to brass tacks,
there are days when I just want to crush people with my mind power.