Olivier Cousin – 1 poem



What I won’t say

when I lie

is that I don’t tell the truth

when I lie.


I may lie

when I say

that I won’t lie

when I say I don’t lie.


Why I lie

when I say

that I won’t lie

is a way of telling

half truths.




Olivier COUSIN was born in 1972 in Brittany (Western part of France), where he teaches French. Among his poetry books, the most recent are: Poèmes sans titre de transport (Stéphane Batigne, 2017), Les riches heures du cycliste ordinaire (Gros Textes, 2017), and La Hache de sable et autres poèmes (La Part Commune, 2015). He has also published five novels (the latest being Les Vieux Fantômes de Tristan Trassire in 2015), short stories and three children books. And sometimes he feels like writing poems directly in English (see Bindweed Magazine #1, #3 and NoPoezia #7, a Bulgarian poetry magazine).

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