Lies

A wind that doesn’t blow
The wave that stays offshore–
does not break on land,
dissipates in the distance

A heavy cloud that won’t rain,
or capture the aura of the sun–
hoards the wares, obscures
the jeweled arc

True pearls
glow in the dark
Lies are puffs of air…

empty

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8 Responses to Lies

  1. brian miller says:

    lies are empty…and nice plays on it, like a wave that wont come in or a cloud that wont rain…smiles.

  2. ihatepoetry says:

    “True pearls
    glow in the dark
    Lies are puffs of air…

    empty”

    This was brilliant.

  3. janehewey says:

    wow… hoards the wares, obscures. i enjoy your image-rich, succinct and poignant brevity here.

  4. punnypalaver says:

    emptiness–such are lies’ hollow promises–reminds me of that song, “Isn’t it ironic?” except in the song not all of her examples are examples of irony, while your examples are more inventive and truly capture it!

  5. Ravenblack says:

    Somehow I get the sense a lot of lies being puffs of air could indeed accumulate and become dark clouds that don’t rain. I guess in a way, the waves in the first stanza portrays how lies could spread out in wave form, affecting and then disappearing, carrying nothing back to land.

    Nice write. 🙂

  6. ayala says:

    Lies are empty.. Nice write.

  7. “hoards the wares, obscures
    the jeweled arc”

    These words stopped me. How often do we hoard the wares, obscure the jeweled arc? Brilliant poem! You’ve got me thinking today.

  8. zongrik says:

    do pearls really glow in the dark? didn’t know that.

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