Unmasked

We recognized each other by our masks
In our mutual assessments as if for war
And we perceived the common traits
And shared respect, for now, no less, no more

Years, thoughts, motives, fears
Blank pages, photographs, ribbons left undone
Memories forgotten, hopes that never were…

But the silence stretches ever long
I ask a word spoken
No matter what kind
So long as the silence is broken

On that day when the masks are fallen
Twin faces false
And underneath we are not the same

Slipping from our hands, they will shatter like glass
In dismay
And so we walk our separate ways

My true face I will show unasked
I will stand

Unmasked

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Photo by JB Freelance Photography

 

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