Jill Reedy Groseclose took a try and produced a modified fib.
“[It’s] one syllable short,” she says of her first fib. “Kind of a theme in my life...”
In this poem, Jill, who is my cousin, fills family references into just a few lines, giving a nod to our mothers (both voracious readers), to our grandmother (a master crossword-er), and to our recent reconnection.
To find you so in love
With words, Their shape and sound
Malleable and enduring
Are the words our inheritance?
The poem is a loose interpretation of a traditional fib. But I like that the piece bends the rules to represent its “fibness.” Isn't a fib, after all, just a soft fabrication of malleable facts?
Thank you, Jill.
Keep those fibs coming!