The First Lie
By Ada Ireland
It wasn’t when someone first told me,
“Not everyone tells the truth,”
That I started doubting people.
It was when I told my first lie.
I saw how easy it had been.
A few years and some lies later
The world wasn’t making a liar out of me.
I was making a liar out of the world.
I’ve been trying to tell only the truth.
Sometimes … I fail.