Necessary Deceit

What you see isn’t me
I’m not real – at least,
Not as you believe me to be.
But I have to portray
myself this way,
I have to withhold the truth,
And I have to suck it up
(even though it’s truly fucked up)
cause that’s what grown-ups do.
You see, all this duplicity
is not about protecting me –
that’d be a pointless thing to do.
I don’t need to believe
in this deceit.
But I must make sure that
another’s naivety endures.
I must ensure the sanctity
of youth.
(Inspired by #SableSwanV prompt ‘See Me’)

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Bunny Burns

I love words; both reading and writing them. I've started this site in order to have a depository for all the random ramblings which are continually swirling around my mind. Some of the aforementioned ramblings may be quite serious but the majority probably won't be. I'm a single mother living in Norwich. I'm also autistic. This isn't the defining component of my personality, although it is a significant one, and one which I think has a heavy influence on my writing, which is why I choose to highlight it. I also feel no shame over being autistic and refuse to perceive it as a disability. The way I see it, life is hard work whichever way your brain is wired up. Aside from all things wordy, I also love music. I find it to be an incredible mood enhancer, as well as a great enabler for the imagination. I love all kinds of music, though hard house in particular - as everything in life is better when it's hard... I hope you enjoy my musings and thank you for reading! I can also be found on