7 Lies and a Truth

Wendy Cohan
Jan 12, 2022
Photo by pawel szvmanski on Unsplash

I still love you, honey. It didn’t mean anything, he said,
And a year later, he was married to someone else.
I promise to make you happy, he said, as we stood
With the fire behind us and our lives ahead of us.
I believed him. I believed him.
Of course, you’ll see me again, said the sailor.
Every girl needs a good rope, said the cowboy.
That man doesn’t really want to be president,
Said the sailor, mistaken, again. The cowboy
Was right to warn me — but…

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Wendy Cohan

Author of character-driven women's fiction, short stories, and essays. Her contemporary romance, The Renaissance Sisters, debuted May 23, 2023.