Saturday, April 30, 2011

All too often,
We say
What we hear others say.
We think
What we are told that we think.
We see
What we are permitted to see.
We see what we are told that we see.
Repetition and pride are the keys to this.
To hear and to see
Even an obvious lie
And again and again
May be to say it,
Almost by reflex
Then to defend it
Because we have said it
And at last to embrace it
Because we've defended it.
-Octavia E Butler

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