normalized atrophy

if you smile when you’re sad,
you’re a liar
if you’re nice to those you hate,
you’re a liar

if you hide the things you know,
you’re a liar,
if you’re a doctoral student who only got in because your essay swore you would help the disenfranchized but when you get in you just say “i’ll look out for mine,” and tell anyone trying to rock the boat to quiet down and just play the game and when you get licensed you stop accepting medicaid and cash payers and pro-bono,
you’re a literal piece of shit.
and i exist to expose you.