A Heavily Made-up Face

I was told
To examine
My soul
And myself
But how can I
Understand
What I cannot see
 .
My face
Is covered with
A blanketing
Of cover up
My mind
Is blank
Always asking
Why
 .
I play the part
With lipgloss pink
And mascara black
But I don’t remember
Anything
That I did
Anything bad
Any small blemish
Is forgotten
Covered by
White powder
 .
Only the scar
The blight
Has survived every year’s
“Healing”
As a thing to be remembered
They say forgotten
.
It will not fade
Even though
Those who the action affected
Have most likely
Forgotten
 .
Every year
When the mascara
Lipgloss
And cover up
Is supposed to be
Removed
The makeup remover
Smears
And does not
Work
 .
Every year
The makeup
Is still there
Uncleansed
By a deaf heart
That does not remember
Most of what
It should be apologizing for

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