REALLY REALLY REAL, Matthew Armagost

Really Really Real
by Matthew Armagost

how Real can the Realness 
 You speak of
  Really be?
because to me
 what is Real
  ain't what it used to be.
Real isn't what
     I Hear
     Or See
     Or Smell
     Or Taste
     Or Feel
     Or Think
I can't Trust
 my own Senses,
  yet I have
   enough Sense
    to not Trust 
     Anyone Else

I'll remove the tape
 this time,
  and I'll ask You
                                       how Real can the Realness
                                                You speak of
                                                   Really be?
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Barking Sycamores is a literary journal entirely edited and operated by queer neurodivergent people of color. We publish poetry, artwork, short fiction (beginning with Issue 3), creative nonfiction (beginning with Issue 8), and hybrid genre work (beginning with Issue 9) by emerging and established neurodivergent writers as well as essays on neurodiversity and literature and book reviews (beginning with Issue 10).

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