By Alex Z. Salinas
Larry Rios is an expert practitioner of white lies. They’re the lifeblood of this country, he believes. For better and worse. On his way home from work one cloudy evening he ponders what purple lies might look like. Kinda like Prince, he reckons, if Prince had strutted around claiming he was six feet tall. Folks would’ve eaten that blatant shit up. Bow down, Wikipedia. Never mind that Prince was 5’3”. He’s Prince! Don’t question him. Ain’t nobody can handle regal purple lies. Ah. What a novel idea, fancies Larry. Purple lies. I’ll have to weave them into my future poetry collection.