First there were- the standard responses:
Evasion, denial and redirection

Next were a series of stories,
elaborate and compelling- containing characters
both real and imaginary.

Then I became vague, forgetful
full of gray and lacking substance.

Eventually, running out of options
there was the truth, or
something that approximated truth,
a variation on the theme.

If the story was different from the actual events, well
I can't be blamed,
having had so little previous experience.

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