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Brian Daldorph


 and say, “How are you doing?  I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately.”
My first lie.
“Of course I didn’t call you just to ask about money.”
My second lie.
“Why don’t we go out for supper?  I’d like that.”
My third lie.
“I’m doing really well,” I say.  “I’ve got another job
interview.  I’m still working at Tire and Exhaust Warehouse.”
Lies four, five, six.
“I’ll call you again soon,” I say, because
I like to finish up with a bit of truth.

Brian Daldorph, Ph.D., teaches creative writing at the University of Kansas and the Douglas County Jail. He is the editor of the literary journal, Coal City Review. His most recent books of poetry are From the Inside Out: Sonnets and Jail Time.



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