Becoming the Mask

Take a name

Any name

To choose what to call yourself

Wrapping

A cloak

A mist

A new identity

.

Set yourself

In a place

Where the identity

Will thrive

Put down roots

Digging in deep

.

Making friends

“As this person”

Living a life

“As this person”

Setting down that life

“As this person”

.

Wrapped so deep

Your own mist

Your mask

Is blinding

Your senses

You don’t know

Where to turn

.

You need

To take time

To evaluate

Where the mask ends

And you begin

What you threw into the mix

Of what you wanted

To seem

.

Did envy

Take root

Did beauty

Vanish as habit

Did you try to seem

Perfect?

.

The flaws

Of the mask

Are cracks

Breaking

Scarring

The face inside

.

The mask is melting

You got too comfortable

For your own good

You have become

What you wanted to seem

A fairytale

Or a monster

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