Is there a chance you were told lies?
Is there a possibility your fathers euphemized history?
What is the likelihood alternative facts shaped your narrative, indeed?
That instead of pointing out death, beatings, and rapes,
You were taught to legitimize?
That instead of being shown the naked truth, the wool was pulled over your eyes?
& the tales you were told as sugarcoated anecdotes:
& the news you’ve been fed by the media:
Propagated with certainty
So you can have a spur of credibility while perpetuating lies—
And you don’t know any better…
But since correlation does not equate causation
You need rethink your entire vision:
Today? No, like yesterday!
Awaken my friend.
I am not here for you to lose your sleep
I’m here so you can help me regain mine
So we could both sleep at night.
©️ Daphne Mia Essiet, 2017