Electronic Ink Affair

Mostly I just tell the truth.
I touch tree bark, my toenails look
like mussel shells, frozen cherries
are my dessert.

Sometimes that is enough, to just
not lie. But many have forgotten
what it means to measure
moments by the real things.

Lacking, less than, without.
Embellish, bribe, brag.
Empty words, electronic ink
affair, cheating.