The Truth and the Liar

© Copyright 2009, Stephen Rawlings

 

I look to you; you’re looking deadly,

And knowing you, I know you’re ready.

Held in wait you’ve slowed and steadied.

I can tell you this if you will let me

 

The truth and the liar

Are death and your desire

 

You look to me like things are not fine

As if I’d died or worse, lost my mind.

Pushing back on unknown timelines

If you stop to think I know that you’ll find

 

The truth and the liar

Are death and your desire

 

Looking at the panic dealt me

I turn for you and you’re not helping.

I bought the words that you tried selling,

But caught the point and heard you tell me

 

The truth and the liar

Are death and your desire

 

Looking through your voice so soothing

It’s obvious you’re prone to moving

Take a glance at who’s been losing

And realize as if you knew me

 

That the truth and the liar

Are death and your desire