6 Meditations on Truth

I

cold marble
antiseptic gleam
whitewashed world

II

that thing we do best:
revealing
while hiding what’s key

III

still, quiet,
clad in dignity,
and untrue

IV

noise and words are not
the same as
music and lyrics

V

she walks, and
hallways echo, where
once life moved

VI

that one truth
that we never say
dies with us