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Anyone



Anyone can be made to look ridiculous,
at least to themselves.
Anyone can be made to look heroic,
at least to themselves.
Best not to look at anyone—
their illusion du jour
has nothing to do with you.
Best never to ask them
what they see when they look at you.
It's a nice idea that the consensus
can correct errors in your own interpretation—
it hardly ever works that way, though.
No advantage has ever been shown
in conforming to the popular confusion.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.