Truth

Everyone asks for it

But get upset when they get it

Everyone claims it

Yet leaves a lot undisclosed

It is a tough pill to swallow

The world is not ready

And as I sit here contemplating

Radical honesty

I am simply afraid

Afraid to hurt people’s feelings

Afraid of being alienated

Afraid to be 100% myself

In the world where

Only certain facets

Are publicly accepted

It seems to have no place in society

Yet it persistently begs me

To be told