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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Eaton Jackson

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These Statues

These statues weren't really towering above us,
in the garden among the thistles
and thorns that overgrow the roses,
so we sketch our heroes
glancing every now and then
in our cracked
frosted mirrors,
our fears, inhibitions, our truths
our half-truths,
our wrought lies, our sophistry
our attempt at painting masterpieces
jerky, brush strokes,
so we prayed half-believing
as we raised these statues up onto the
granite base in the centre of the park
to be deceived by them,
to be deceived by ourselves.