the truth behind it all

i handed you my crafted words,
rich and full of meaning;
but by the time they touched you,
they were poor and hollow.

you reached out to me with a special touch,
warm and full of understanding;
but by the time it reached me,
it was cold and full of judgment.

our conscious intentions were good, i think;
but truth is not only sublime
it is, apparently,
subliminal

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