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Monday, December 29, 2008

Would I lie?

Feathering Truth
by GC SMITH

If I told
the truth
it would be
the truth of
the mockingbird,
filled with disdain

If I told
the truth
it might be
a fish tale
featuring a snowy egret
battling a blue heron

If I told
the truth
it might be bald, yet
in no way would it
carry the wisdom
of the old woodstork

Nor,
would my
version of
the truth
soar like
an eagle

So, I'll lie
while avoiding
eating crow
by masking mendacity
with the chatter
of the magpie

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