Tell all the truth but tell it slant
Tell all the truth but tell it slant —
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth's superb surprise
As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind —
After working with Emily Dickinson's Poem, Felix, Rachel, and Salome created a Truth Machine that allows the viewer to see the composite view of all their various truths some more opaque than others.
Camilla, Matthew and Carlos wrote a one-scene play that included a children's poem written in the same catchy ballad form as the original poem - a cautionary fable for an era of racially motivated police brutality - that reimagined the way we tell the truth to children.