A Liar


A Liar


I hated my mother,

because she often told a lie

for her own sake.

I hate liars,

although I sometimes tell

a lie.

But I like you,

you who are always truthful 

except about the lover

you once had and

you might still be in love with, that

you never admit.

That’s your kindness to me.



Mayumi Yamamoto


Mayumi Yamamoto is a writer and academic based in Kyoto, Japan. She studied in India and worked in Nepal as well as in Japan before her retirement. Her poems and other writings have appeared in Literary Yard, Indian Periodical, The Space Ink, RIC Journal and Spillwords. She authored several published books in the Japanese language.


  1. it's incredible how each culture views things through different eyes. makes for stella writing.

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