Authentically Fake
What is authenticity?
Actor is audience is actor
Regardless of subtlety or audacity
We are the stars of our own
autobiographical documentaries

What is authenticity?
Even the premise is false
When everyone is trying so hard
to juice every system ever created
In the name of "competitive advantage"

What is authenticity?
Nothing is and so is everything after all
The same rule applies to all the rules
Because they are all invented
and enforced as deemed convenient

What is authenticity?
No truths yet no lies
(N)either contrived (n)or derivative
Original sin original gangster
These patterns exist for a reason

What is authenticity?
Is it pretentious to ask?
It is
Narcissism is as authentic as
narcissism isn’t