Truth Serum

a lie is a lie

there are no 1/2 lies and no 1/2 truths

tell the truth the first time
to avoid keeping up with tall tales

besides, it’s hard to keep up
with murky water stories

Black or White

Lying is easy,
whoever said it was not…lied,
lies just roll off dirty tongues;
mouths covered in filth,
breathing is stifled.

The truth is more of a squeeze,
it often seems too surreal;
unbelievable, the things that people say
to hide behind curtains and mirrors,
to uphold framed, superficial images
no wall will ever be able to hold.

Most people believe lies
are more accurate than the truth.