No More White Lies by Lois Marie Harrod

Background photo: George Hodan/PDP, CC0.
Manipulation and design layout: Elizabeth Stark

Lois Marie Harrod often embodies white lies in her poems so the poems don’t feel hurt and the people she is writing will recognize themselves slant, as Emily Dickinson says.  Ultimately, lies can be a way of telling the truth—although this poem “No More White Lies” argues against them in this age of alternate facts. so her tiger Nigel is not the one she shot on Mt. Kilimanjaro.  For more links to Harrod‘s fabrications, check out her website: www.loismarieharrod.org

Harrod climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Harrod’s pet tiger, Nigel, who tells many white lies and some black ones.

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