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You'll Know the Truth
Charles R. Strietelmeier

You’ll know the truth
After you curse and scream
At it, and then agree.
You’ll know the truth
When you are shaken
From a dream
Far closer to the mark
Than factuality.
You’ll know the truth
When you find it where it hides,
And smell it in the dark,
And track it through the street,
And love it like a wife.
The truth will set you free
When, having rescued you,
It takes your life.

 

 

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