Tagged: mask

one day before our

one day before our
thirty-fifth anniversary,
we still do not know

how to shed these layers, only
put on new ones to mask the old
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: layers

in the middle of

in the middle of
the night, old pain masking as
new pain punches me

awake – so much emptiness,
absences for it to fill
.
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some adjustments mask

some adjustments mask
the pain better than others –
how the mind goes from

setting one to setting two
or three is all in the wrist
.
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we are masks under

you never forget

you never forget
your second
village parade,
when the skeleton
with the little girl
took advantage of
the crowd to put his
hands all over you, then,
picking up his
boom-box, walked
away, intentionally
looking back
.
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we are so

we are so
generous, helping
each other
put on
the most appropriate
mask for
one another’s
company
.
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more often than not, we

more often than not, we
rally around the
words, perhaps even
a masked
meaning, freezing
ourselves in the
face of a moment,
glittery, special
.
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