February 19, 2017


Evidently a Lie / Obviously obtusely Truth;

It’s meant to be  a pair of documents,

Y’see, But I signed both.


Caught, I could  share   the clench

He put on that  pair of documents.


Bright lights washed this whiteish room.

The solemness thing   a candle brings,

Though I searched,  all the shadows had no shade in this room.


We digressed some away from

the heart of the matter

When he stressed  my stories were

fog & mirror


I’m sure I concurred  that if

Scenes and factors shift

From tellings to retellings,

It seems the fact is   seeming  shifty.


My “But plainly, a  planned  lie,

A tall Alibi, that had ironclad  unchanging,

‘Mimicry!’  is one word-for-word bed story,

Read to children.


Isn’t that  one good bet

That wins & sets the liar free?”


I think he let it sink in, and then set.


“And you expect me to reject

Classic casebook investigation technique

& instead of  doubting inconsistency,

Instead ..One consistent story

Is a tell tale “good bet”

for Guilty?  And yet,

changing ones tune again & again  is uniquely

Honest?   it’s best to revise to clarify..

As one more clearly

recalls  new  old  details?

Just as pieces of night dreams

Resurface  into..Really??!”



“Um, yes.”





.                                       (from long ago, or maybe not)



  1. I’m too scared to write poetry. I liked yours! I liked this line the best: “When he stressed my stories were fog & mirror”
    That reveals a lot! The contrasts are great.

    • Thanx for weighing in, Cindy. and for noticing the contrasting POVs. I hpe that readers imagined the classic hanging bare light bulb interrogation and the conflict between investigator and suspect. And what, oh what, is the Truth?

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