My poem, my mask

I hide behind these
Merely clever conceits
This heart on my sleeve
Is only a picture of mine.  
Where is there room for life
If I’m writing all the time?  
My words won’t have action
Until I move. Until then,
My poems remain my mask


18 thoughts on “My poem, my mask

      1. Avoidant as I used it is a personality trait of tending to be less involved and active with other people than the average. My tendency has increased with age, but I feel comfortable interacting with the blog world,

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  1. I sometimes think we reveal more in our poems than we do in person to person conversations. The mask slips on occasion …


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