There is no honesty in a curtain
What it conceals could be either False or Naked
And sometimes it is Naked clothed in False garments
But what is False would never stand to be Naked
Because the audience might get an accidental peek at what is True
Causing False cheeks to shame themselves
So what is False would never stand to be Naked.
I tell myself that curtains don't need honesty
It is better to be False than to be Naked
Nobody wants to glimpse the undignified, uneven self I withhold
Nobody is accustomed to such brutal exposure
Nobody would accept my vulnerability
Because I don't
I would never stand to be Naked
Not if I had a dishonest curtain to shield myself
To allow me the time to put on what is False.
What is False would never stand to be Naked.
I would never stand to be naked.