Fortunately, It Wasn’t a Press Briefing

Many months ago
I wrote a poem.
So what, right?

I use old newspapers
To get ideas
Sometimes commentating on history
With literary indifference.

Fact… Fiction… Poetry…

Anyway, this time
I got called out
For being wrong.

Turns out, very wrong.

So what to do?
Own it.
Correct it.

How I wish I hadn’t made the mistake.

So I’ll go on
Being better at checking details for accuracy,
Being true to the story,
And not putting down alternate facts.

Thanks, “A.”

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