The Unmasking

Behind the walls

of his fantasy

an actor played his role

dishonest in death

dishonest in life

 face like ashen coal


Taking the stage

left, center, and right

soliloquy to fawn

each pleading rehearsed

all truth in reverse

—footlights dark and gone


(Dreamsleep: Octopber, 2021)

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