Poem: Unveiled

(For National Poetry Month I am writing a stream-of-conscious poem per day. Each poem is  a spontaneous poem single edit – could get messy!  Here is Poem #24.)

you hide from me
as i hide from you
truth be told
from neither

why do we keep
firmly in place
these mute masks
we’ve forged?

i’ve broken mine
revealing to you
what is beneath
look here and see
the maggot lines
across my face
wriggling sores
festering ooze
of unvarnished me

do you scream
and turn away
from the real me
why do you insist
i be your lie
why won’t you
show to me
your ugly truth?

let me tear
your mask away
oh my god
why is this
you’re still the same…

Please stay
don’t leave me here
lost in my decay

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