Faults aren’t fake

i want to pretend,
but i can’t convince myself,
let alone others.
working to play
isn’t fun.
exhausted smiles
speak encumbrance.
confusion impedes progress
posing knowledgeably
defends marginally.
i will not fake it
to make it.
i’d sooner fail
than preserve
a false ideal.
failure reveals
that which
a fake tries
to conceals.
faults build up
which a fake
will destroy.

Communicating discrepancy

isn’t that a bother,
when you hear
something another
did not say.
Both self-assured,
so who, if anyone,
is in the wrong?
i hear what i hear
and you say
what you say.
I heard you say something
you’ve said you’ve said
contrary to what I’ve heard.
did i mishear what
you’ve misspoken?

Unabashed fault lines

dipping with excess,
the mistakes are glaring.
surely you did not forget to punctuate
?
of course not,
that would be wrong.
how about accentuate     ?
REALLY!
need that be necessary?
how about Capitalize?
you know beginnings are important,
and so are names.
okay, so you’ve managed so far.
but does it make sense?
did you reread what you wrote,
and edit yourself?
heck no… should i?
Yes, you really should!
okay, i will do so next time.
until then, i’ll try to lessen
the faults to which many are lost.