Medicinal Honesty
by Jason Tomlinson

I hate being honest but there’s one thing I hate more
and that would be failing – I hate that to the core!
so in order to minimize my failures to a minimum
I frequently practice honesty so as not to be repeating them
it’s not fun it’s not cool it is not a source of amusement or pleasure
but apart from painful honesty I’m condemned beyond all measure
so I gather a few friends real real close
and give my medicine a proper dose
they accept me as I am far or near
and honesty yields courage at the expense of my fear