Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Visit

To slash away at the masks we wear,
to splinter them apart,
to render them transparent
requires a steady hand.

To look beneath the outer layers,
to strap on thin veneers
and then peel back each stratum
laying bare what is hidden
demands grit.

And when it's done, when
the coverings are gone,
let's talk— without
ballooning up
the past.

Poetic Asides prompt


Blogger Hannah said...

Great smooth use of the words especially like the last lines!

April 15, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Superb active verbs. I do like the concept and how you present it. Could such honesty occur without fear or accidental pain?
—Jan T

April 16, 2012  

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