Tuesday, April 2, 2013

National Poetry Month-Day Two

word group-- public--private--hidden--shared

THE MASK

She wears a public mask
     of shared smiles
     eyes like towering beacons
          a heart open like a palm
               giving
                    always giving

Inside are private thoughts
     heart closed like a fist
     bruised secrets
               tears of burnt offerings    
                    hidden
                         always hidden