Well, less is certainly more—The Hemingway way. For me, this poem magnifies that eventually we tell the truth so just as well start now. I can’t help but laugh at the grit of this poem. Yes, I agree. I can speak the truth…or end up dribbling and drooling the truth. Have it your way says Hemingway! The Old Man and the Sea and For Whom the Bell Tolls are great works, but the brevity and “matter-of-fact/take it or leave it” spirit in his poetry really speaks to me. What about you?
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He tried to spit out the truth;
Dry-mouthed at first,
He drooled and slobbered in the end;
Truth dribbling his chin.