I Told a Lie Today

I told a lie today
and it curled up inside me
like a steel hard spring.

It was quite a clever lie,
no one guessed the truth,
they believed me;

but I’ve carried the twist of it
at the centre of my body, all day,
and I think it’s expanding,
filling me up,
making my eyes feel red.

Perhaps it’s going to uncoil suddenly
and burst me open,
showing everyone what I’m really like.

I think I had better confess,
before I’m completely unwound.

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