My name is Lilian,
Short for Liliana.
Liliana isn’t that long
but it’s not a puritan name.
I am choosing to document what
happened from beginning to end.
Can you explain what you mean
by what happened?
I don’t mention that he interrupted
me, that I was explaining it.
instead I smile sweetly and
say of course,
I am going to tell you the story
of how I secretly murdered three men
and got away with it.
this was years ago of course,
I wave my hands over the table.
he has already told me that if I want him
to stop recording I just hold my hand up.
I smile, and a sweet voice
I take a deep breath and begin
to tell it all in linear order.
my first instinct is to freeze,
then fight then flee.
then confess everything.