more lies, more colds
viral vultures gather
where we slay truth


This poem was inspired by a recent article appearing at, citing recent research that shows lying and insincerity depress our immune systems: Being Honest Can Improve Your Health.


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    • Hello Anita, thanks for your kind words! I also had this “of course” feeling when I found out about the research. Still, I’m astounded at times by the work it takes me to be honest with myself and others, there seems to be so much social pressure and conditioning to lie, deny, and generally fudge our way along.

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