Thursday, July 21, 2011

people do this (masks)

people do this (masks)

people do this
stealing a life to the side
whittling carving sanding and polishing

a masking or unmasking
these statue-lives created
for living breathing fearlessly

will you love me
behind the mask i’ve fashioned
like a dream of beauty and confidence?

will you love me
exposed sincere and honest
the me of me laid bare and open?

yes, people do this
these mannequins of risk
we strip of common clothing

and place about the room
and hope no one will notice
or pull back their eyes and hands in disgust

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