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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Twice Upon a Lie

transparent as vellum
they reminisce
from memory disjointed

moss-clad cells conceal
fragile connections to truth
history varies day by day

distorted as bad fiction
reality takes hindquarter
in words pocked by rubble

Inside Out digital photo by Sue
Prompt by Poefusion


Michelle Johnson said...

This is great. Loved this line pocked by rubble I also like your fractal. You are a well rounded artist. Keep up the good work. Hope your New Year is going well. Have a nice night.

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lissa said...

distorted as bad fiction - I like this comparison though I'm sure bad fiction doesn't always need distortion to be bad.

You definitely have a way with words. Have a wonderful week.

Just Jen said...

i like how you described lying so vividly....been in that type of conversation and don't like it!

deathsweep said...

I really enjoyed this

LittleWing said...

again those descriptives you use so lovingly yet so captivatingly telling a vivid story with so few words...and so real w/photo...thank you

paisley said...

i am so with you on the train of thought that has to wonder how much is real,, and how much is distorted fiction........


UL said...

oh this is brilliant Sue, i liked the way you used these words - i found it tough. happy08 :)

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

If you found this tough to get those words into this poem, it was well worth the effort. Never have I enjoyed reading about lying quite so much.

Anonymous said...

This poem reminds me of revisionist history and the whitewashed stories in textbooks!