UV verification

after the greatest deceit
facts to find we need
excavation deep
in those beliefs so cherished
fabrication keeps
reality in vats to perish
burst the walls, don’t wait
lest the truth alight too late

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is author of Unbecoming American: A War Memoir and also Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..