Between the lies

My father used to say he loved my mother

My mum always replied

"Between the lies I can see the truth"

I never knew what she meant,

Aged six, I wouldn't.

My dad was speaking to girls all night whilst telling my mother he loved her in the day.

I know now what she meant.

and I've learnt to read between all lies.

Amerah Saleh

Spoken word artist. Head of Creative Learning at Beatfreeks. Loves bowties and creating change (not in that order).