“Sly Wink 24” © Edward Michael Supranowicz

His Lies Lie

in rows like cornfields.
Every direction I go
there’s more to follow.
I cannot swallow
them whole.

His lies lie
uneven like my lawn
from dusk till dawn.
I’m not drawn to them.

His lies lie
down like a gambler’s
money on the table.
I’m not able to pick up.

His lies lie
on his head
like a cap –
He spat them out
of his mouth
like a downspout
running into the gutter.
I don’t listen to him mutter.


Sandra Wyllie has been writing poetry for the last twelve years. She has been inspired by two great poets, Anne Sexton and Charles Bukowski. She also enjoys nature, singing, and photography. Sandra Wyllie has been published several times in Ibbetson Street Magazine and Oddball Magazine. She has self-published many of her own on Amazon under Sandra L. Wyllie. She has her own YouTube channel under the name Sandy Pall, where she sings karaoke songs and talks about mental health

Edward Michael Supranowicz is the grandson of Irish and Russian/Ukrainian immigrants. He grew up on a small farm in Appalachia. He has a grad background in painting and printmaking. Some of his artwork has recently or will soon appear in Fish Food, Streetlight, Another Chicago Magazine, The Door Is A Jar, The Phoenix, and The Harvard Advocate. Edward is also a published poet who has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize multiple times.