Covering a lie is
like covering one's tracks
  in the snow.

Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar. Amaya is hosting with a four part challenge: (1) The poem must tell a story in one sentence. (2) The poem must explore the theme of ‘the end of civilization as we know it.’ (3) The story must tell of an odd or embarrassing incident, either heard about, witnessed, or autobiographical. (4) It must be improvised.

It is one sentence. I lifted it without revision from my notebook so it is an improvisation. I suppose ‘snow’ could be analogous to ‘civilization’. The futility of covering one’s tracks in the snow might suggest a story where a protagonist is motivated to hope the snow melts (civilization ends) at least until the protagonist realizes that lies without the cover of civilization could be easier to spot.

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Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

34 thoughts on “Tracks”

  1. Frank , Prov 11:1 “A false balance is an abomination to the Lord,
    But a just weight is His delight.” Does this answer your question in your book?(Maybe it could).
    I love your poem. Wouldn’t we all want to cover our lies.

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  2. Yeah, you rocked the prompt with few words. As much as I liked this, I preferred the longer version you also submitted. It conformed more to the prompt.

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  3. I like the snow trope for this prompt as we all know and most of us feel the effects of climate change, fearing the crystalline precipitation may soon be a thing of the past as it is come every May. And also in this degenerate day of such disregard for the planet and for others, why lie? Why cover it? With snow?

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