Your Mask

This week at DVerse, Mish has asked us to ponder the metaphorical mask, a fascinating and relatable topic. Without any further ado, here is my response.

Take off your mask.

You think it’s convincing,

It’s not.

You think your issues are unique

Under that plastic mask,

At bottom, they’re not.


Your store-bought mask is pretty,

But I prefer your true face,

Even if it’s marred

And scarred

It’s not wrong.


Can you trust me?

Can you let me see?

And how do I even

Know you are hiding behind

A mask? I bought

The same kind.


5 thoughts on “Your Mask

  1. I think that’s what intrigues me the most….the fact that even though we resent other people’s masks, we still participate in the mask wearing ourselves. What are we all afraid of? Thanks for adding your thought provoking poem.

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