Ringmaster of Lies


you said it

you opened your mouth

and words flowed like ribbons

sweet candy bands of ideas

thoughts coated by sugar lips

and the little ones gathered ’round

eyes wide with anticipation

smiles stained by tropical punch

listening, listening to the sound

the festival of your lies

and they twirled and danced in delight

like cotton candy gathered by the stick

bound together in a warm sugar spin

before they were melted by the sun

© KMcGee 2015