False Narrative

It all traces back to tiny white lies
which swiftly expanded
some paragraphs more
to form a short story
and then a large novel
becoming a farcical world of its own
in which the narrator
(subverter turned villain)
started believing everything said
and when he was finished spinning tall tales
all of his readers would wander inside
a narrative conjured right out of hot air
convinced of his plot
forgetting their minds
now caught between pages
none could stop turning.

False Narrative © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: January 30, 2021

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