Monday, March 12, 2018


An erasure by fire
from her diary of ash

      better                  burn                         
                               a                            liar 
than  to                                                       
 drown            an honest                           

Or, the straight version:

An erasure by fire
from her diary of ash-
it's better burn a liar
than to drown an honest rat

A tanaga for Toads.  Also submitted to Poetry Pantry 


Margaret said...

reads like a fable!

brudberg said...

I don't think the world can handle all the ash from all those liars burnt

Maple said...

Amen to that, baby.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Truth isn't always pretty, but it's beautifully apt.

And what Margaret said. :-)

Susie Clevenger said...

There would be a definite blackout from all the liar ash these days.

Fireblossom said...

Aren't all writers creative liars?

kaykuala said...

An appropriate observation, MZ!


Marian said...


scotthastiepoet said...

Lovely the concrete layout here - it adds impact... Glad I popped by - albeit a little belatedly...

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Gosh this is absolutely potent!