Liar, Liar

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Jacquelyn Pope


I was another story.


Nothing awarded with ribbons

or scrapbooks,

nothing to please the eye.


I grew but never did I thrive.


Instead I was stealth and envy,

all what if ? and why not?


I could make my face plain as a clock.


And was believed. And was

absolved, or nearly.


That was another story.

Jacquelyn Pope’s books include Watermark, Dreamboat, and Hungerpots: Selected Poems of Hester Knibbe.