Jeanette Beebe

On Lying

a loophole

in surround

no believing

no deceiving

doubt feeding

over found

get to the truth

the right version

follow the money

& the spectacle

a bar of soap


cheeks ballooned out

like an egg

Jeanette Beebe's poems have appeared in Salamander, Sixth Finch, Chattahoochee Review, Juked, Bayou Magazine, New South, and elsewhere. She was named a finalist for the Iowa Review Award in Poetry, and she was a member of Minneapolis/St. Paul’s first spoken word team at Brave New Voices. She lives in Akron, Ohio. Her website is