show don’t tell

everything’s almost free
but there are hidden costs
that they find to charge you

for what you’ve given
and what you’ve given up

they know your name
they know
where you live
they know the last four digits
of your social security number
they know
your mother’s maiden name
and your favorite food

but they don’t know
what you are made of
the secrets you keep
even from yourself
the things
that only you could know
even though you don’t

so find out what those things are
and for god’s sakes
don’t tell anyone

you can show them
but just don’t tell them

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