So declared the Last King of Scotland


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It is a convenient lie

on the couch

next to the dog

one that speaks of tomorrow

and of tea

not yet consumed

we will

we can

we should

a lie of the tongue

and then further

down to the lungs

expelling outward in

a violent explosion of air

a voice

perhaps from the last

king of Scotland

a silence that in our moment

lies

on the couch

or is it

lies to us

on the couch

by the dog

wet from the rain

the smell of wet dog

and convenient lies

fill the room

like smoke from a cheap cigar

pungent and gutting

we cover our faces in disgust

the convenient lie falling

to the floor

to be no more.

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