No Filter

There is only a stifling silence
only the slightest clicks of teeth
from mouths opening and closing
deciding
whether there are any words left to say
or if it is even worth it
How much worth do words have in a world where there are filters?
Hiding behind the shades of eye-blinding vibrance
we take comfort in the way the colors make us something else
Vulnerability is a fool’s battle strategy
they say it will only leave you hurting
they say it will leave you gasping for your life
fearing for your belongingness in this universe
They never tell you how it reminds you of everything you have to be thankful for
that it shows you all the more how wonderful this place we call life is
that sometimes the moment you let yourself be open to suffering
is the moment you find salvation
Sometimes the filters
will only get in your way
so drop the filters
and listen
to the clicking of teeth and tongue
and the exhale of air
as it attempts to convey this world
honestly

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