Tuesday, April 11, 2023


Turns out, there's a 
wrong way 
of telling the truth. 

The truth is, truth 
is not meticulous, 
and is never 

The truth is,
there are always 

many different 
ways it could have 
gone between us—

and what you think 
is your construal 
of our stilted last kiss, say,

or my staunch refusal 
to wave as
you were leaving 

is not the full 
story, but a 
punch-up in revision.

In fact, it wouldn't be untrue 
to say 
that the facts, 

factitious as they are, 
cause the truth 
to withdraw—

and that, usually,
it would bring us much 
closer to veracity 

never to talk
at all.