A Poisoned Lie


Once
I told a lie instead
I told a lie that you were dead
A lie so bold it was almost true.
A lie, it could have ended you.

I lied to them and said you’d gone
off a mountain and beyond

I lied so hard it was almost true,
this lie, it could have ended you.

Twice
You left me there to wait
I cried so hard and full of hate
A hate so strong, it could only be
better to be dead than not to love me.

Alysha S. Hazzard