Poetry

I’m A Liar

Prevarication

By Jesi Scott

 

He calls me a liar,

Says I fabricate events to justify my reasoning…

 

I’ll not say he’s entirely wrong.

 

I am a liar

-fabrication is my job-

To create things that aren’t true.

 

To make you believe that I think your lips are roses,

Your eyes the stars above,

Your touch the softest silk against my skin,

And your voice deep and warm as a velvet summer night.

 

But it’s all lies, deceptions, fiction,

-I perjure myself every time I tell you-

Though I want it all to be true

 

when, really,

your lips are just lips

-I long to feel them on every inch of my skin-

your eyes are simply eyes

-I feel them staring at me even when in a crowded room-

your touch is only skin against my skin

-your heat warms the cold from my bones-

and your voice is the only one I want to hear in the depths of the night

-my birdsong at first light-

 

Yes, I am a liar…

and I’ll fill your soul with truth.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.

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