White Lies · Jeanette Powers

There’s a special kind
of cruelty
to saying certain things
without meaning it:

I’ll be home soon.
I love you.
I’m sorry.

Jeanette Powers is a poet-painter living near a river in mid-Missouri. They
are a founding member of FountainVerse: KC Small Press Poetry Fest and have
been widely published in lit mags, including Chiron and Gasconade Review,
Thimble Lit Mag, The Wild Word and more. jeanettepowers.com or @novel_cliche