the gambler

the lies you tell
to those you love
speak of a truth
from up above
where what you see
you know so well
but what you know
you’ll never tell
a strength you wield
of steel so thin
fragile at best
all costs to win
you’ll always hide
a game so true
you dare to play
all bets on you

Author: Marz

⪻ she | siya ⪼
I am a 1.5 generation Filipino-Chinese American immigrant, born in Makati and raised in Southern California. I write, paint, cook, express. Professionally, I am with a national nonprofit organization working on public health, behavioral health, and health justice issues. My background is in education, research, medicine, and health policy and law. Casually, I am a cat lady.
 Based in Los Angeles, California.

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