24 December 2011

Lip Lies


It’s true, she said begrudgingly, that
even he has features which in honesty
redeem an inchoate intransigence, you’ll
be as absolutely sure as it is possible to
be of when he lies; but he’s political we all
protest – chameleon at worst and best in
colours that confirm you’ll never know the
lilt and sway of whom you’re talking to

Oh, I can tell, she smiled, as graciously
a lady as who’d never let a fib degrade her
lips; there’s observations made by colleagues
in the trade as evidence in truth, they have
identified that every time he lied you knew
because his lips were moving too
© 23 December 2011, I. D. Carswell