Oh, I see your intent,
but out of courtesy, we won’t speak of it.
We know to assume best intentions,
and that often means we wink at apparently bad intentions
because, after all, we are imperfect, you and I.
Yes, let’s be kind towards each other,
but, please, I plea, let’s not deceive ourselves, or each other,
because deception is worse,
and it pierces deeper than a spear.