Over at the website of the online writers' group, Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Kerry has challenged us to write a poem with an unreliable narrator. She says "write a poem from the first person point of view using a narrator whose unreliability becomes clear to the reader through the course of the narrative"
and she offers a few suggestions to consider as a starting point:
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Pssst, don’t tell anyone I told you,
you didn’t hear a word from me,
but I know for a fact that...
You-know-who and Whatsisname are
lunching daily at that new bar.
Mr. Green has bought a sports car.
Down the street the Smiths are pregnant,
and the Joneses’ pool is stagnant.
Mrs. Brown has two new boyfriends,
gossip about her never ends.
But, of course, I’d never gossip,
don’t say you heard it first from me
because, you know, I’ll disagree.