A lie represents

One’s own insecurity

It is armor

Made of foil

Meant to distance

Not to defend

Lies are ghouls

That darkly haunt

That creep consume

And draw down

Even the living

Lies do nothing

For anyone else

Lies do everything

For the liar

There are no

White lies or

Gray lies or

Even black lies

Lies are lies

Lies bring doom

To both those

That give them

And those that

Unfortunately believe them