I CAN LIE TO YOU

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SLEEPY TIME POEMS

 

I can lie to you
and you know I will

“well, he’s only a man.”

I’m a man 

though doubtless,

some would dispute that fact

they say

well he ain’t tough enough

try the sensitive poet

and that just don’t

cut the mustard around here

and then you,

ha, then you, my sweet angel

will leap to my defense

in spite my lies 

and all my bloody flaws

my callous little white fibs

that annoy you so

but you’ve learned to tolerate

because—well—because

that’s just the way I am

and just the way

you’ve learned to love me for.




 

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