You dropped the mask.
That beautiful mask.
The one I thought fit you so well.
It symbolized so much.
And when you revealed your face,
I saw a glimpse of what I suspected was always there.
The adoration is your obsession.
The bright lights and sweet words seduce you.
Isn’t it all so intoxicating?
let it fill that emptiness you’re running from.
The hope that this time,
you’ll be satisfied. I watch you
reach for it. It’s at your fingertips.
Try a little harder.
A new portrait emerges.
The one who wants it all but can’t bear to evolve
into someone wiser.
Tell me the truth.
Or is it easier not to?
I see now.
Love elephant and want to go steady?
Editor: Rachel Nussbaum
Photo: Malice Mirror / Creative Commons