Lie: communicating something known to be untrue.
Truth: a feeling, thought, or understanding honestly held. Your truth may be different to mine.
I can lie with my body, my words, my tone, by what I do or do not do.
I can lie with representational art of any kind (painting, film, dance, sculpture, photography, poetry etc.).
Although music can be used to support lies, heard in isolation it cannot lie. Our music is our truth.
This poem forms part of the author's collected thoughts WITH AND ALONE.
Mike de Sousa
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