The Lie That Sinketh In

[I would apologize to Francis Bacon for using his quote this way, but he was kind of a jerk. – Owen]


You want lies?
For I have many –
Some, I’ve not yet
Used at all –

Or is it
The truth you’re seeking?
Truth, that gray and
Solemn pall

That will cover
All that matters;
Shielding you from
Happiness —

Truth is,
I am just a liar:
Nothing more and
Nothing less


“It is not the lie that passeth through the mind, but the lie that sinketh in and settleth in it, that doth the hurt.” – Francis Bacon, “Essays, Civil and Moral”