Margaret Atwood: True Stories

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood

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The true story lies
among the other stories,

a mess of colours, like jumbled clothing
thrown off or away,

like hearts on marble, like syllables, like
butchers’ discards.

The true story is vicious
and multiple and untrue

after all. Why do you 
need it? Don’t ever 

ask for the true story.

        –Margaret Atwood

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