Lawrence S. Pertillar
Connecticut
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Origin

A stench to smell and noticed.
Has its origin.
Whether it is ignored to deny.
Or attempted not to accept,
The effect it has...
In the air to obviously leave.
That which is not normally,
Inhaled to exhale to breathe.
Has an origin.
And anything done,
By anyone to believe...
Is secret.
To do privately.
To perceive a misdeed,
Will be kept undetected.
Is often the very one,
Coming forward with an alibi.
With excuses to make.
Unnecessary to do.
If they refuse to admit,
Not to notice the obvious.
And the smell of it.
That everyone else knows,
Had to have come...
From somewhere.
With a caring enough,
To eventually find...
Who did what.
For what reason and why!

'A rose is a rose to smell it.
Right? '

'Well...
That depends.'

'On what? '

'If one's nose is into roses.
I just happen not to notice...
What it is,
You are wishing me to admit! '

'You already did.
Without my suspicions,
To wish from you...
A confession to wish,
Your involvement! '

'And who do you think,
You are?
Some kind of nose detective? '

'Close!
But I have been accused,
Of being too honest...
And direct with my ability,
To assess that which smells.'

'And...
What is that suppose to mean? '

'I'm not deliberately,
Intending to offend you.
However,
Something about you stinks.'

'Are you attempting to start,
An argument with me? '

'Me?
No.
Deceivers have a way,
To be found out...
For who they are.
And that proof they provide,
Without my attempts...
To argue or convince anyone! '

'Your assessment of me,
Is as wrong as it can be! '

'You may be right.
There had been a time,
When I too...
Had my struggles with denial.
And then,
You know what happened? '

'No.
Amuse me.'

'I stopped lieing to myself.
And the air...
Became so much fresher,
To breathe and see reality...
For what it is to know,
The difference...
Between that and B.S.
And the origin of it! '
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