The faces of this crowd are hidden behind masks

stitched together from scraps of imagination

to hide the grotesque, the mark of a thousand lies—

and this disguise is simply one more

they tell themselves so they might pass the night away

without the urge to tear it off

and feel with upturned faces the rains from heaven

impassive caress of the last thin breath to which they cling

holding tightly to an anchor of fraying threads

which is all that keeps them from falling to the stars

So what are y’all working on right now?

Photo by amirali mirhashemian on Unsplash

8 responses to “Threads”

  1. I’ve been working on editing and uploading a lot of my older writings. It’s been pretty great. It’s almost like my past self wrote messages to my present self. And now I’m inspired to maybe write a post about this.

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