Sitcom Lies

The sky was BLACK as cheese…
and you said you couldn’t respect me
if I wasn’t HONEST
and I said YOU watch tv all the time
And cheese COULD be that black if you leave it alone long enough
which is what you’ve done with me.
Published in: on May 29, 2014 at 11:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Truth is a Noose

Candor is less appreciated
than one might think
you’re your own fink
your free speech will construct
the walls of your own damned clink
In the solitary confinement built
and the silence there
with racing thoughts of what you shared
you’ll wish you could unspeak it all
Your duty is now your despair
The truth is a noose;
uncensored words make knots,
oxygen lost,
choking off reconciliation
when only honesty was sought
Forget the conscience.
And that damned tree.
Lie and walk free
tie your tongue instead
only confess on bended knee
For the truth can be bent
farther than a spine
at the end of a tied line
so spin a yarn
and buy some time
Published in: on July 8, 2012 at 6:28 am  Leave a Comment  
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The illusionist

You said the magic was gone.
I was wrong
To sit wide-eyed and entertained, awed
For so long
No mystical charm exists.
It’s only tricks,
Illusions I insisted on believing
Bereaving supernatural fancies
So exquisitely performed
Watching you pull helpless animals from hats
And this fool dared clap?!
Snot soaked hankies turned to carnations,
pick a card any card but hearts.
And I knew when you,
Pulling silver dollars from my ear,
How clear, my dear, it was a fraud
but I was wrong.
There’s slight of hand,
And then there’s slight of heart.
It’s hard to tell the two apart.
Introduce the final act:
Saw the woman in half
Published in: on March 14, 2012 at 12:45 am  Leave a Comment  
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