local_library The Truth

by Gary Bloom

Published in Issue No. 266 ~ July, 2019

Maybe, if between us, we could have said

one simple truth to each other

instead of wallowing in innuendo

and lies, the kind of high school

patter between homecoming queens

and quarterbacks,

the kind of superficial nonsense

that gets people married

and divorced,

people who should have never been married,

people who never once, not once

told each other

the truth.



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Gary Bloom has been writing articles, poetry, and short stories for more than 20 years, with credits in Breath & Shadow, The Educated Traveler, Milwaukee Magazine, The Buffalo News, The Grand Rapids Press, Grit, Cappers, Oasis, and other magazines, websites, and newspapers. He has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Minnesota State University, Mankato and worked for many years as a computer programmer and database administrator. Now retired, he spends his time writing and traveling. He lives in Pass Christian, Mississippi.