POEM: “masked”

masked


What mask!? Oh, I have so many… Invisible.
Disposable. I Replace each time
the least uncomfortable       Those eyes

I have more than I need given I rarely leave 
I have different masks. One for work. 
Another patriotic. I wear all at different times.

It depends on my mood          hopeful 
sometimes, painful             other times, 
but rarely removed

When customers, friends n family talk to me 
about politics             or the news   
my face is my mask      I put on when I'm depressed

I have playful ones     but for my job, 
disposable            Funny not funny. 
My private one         simple and lovely.

I have so many, but mostly wear 
my Edge of insanity
I have designed these masks

the ones I refuse to wear
hard to breathe
I have a lot of masks

but today it’s this one…
Standard but pretty     on the front.
A smile, nod, wink that says everything’s just fine.




*Found Poem based on tweets found in this thread based on the question, “What’s your mask like?”

One thought on “POEM: “masked”

  1. Charlie’s favorite mask says, “Need More Space” (with a space/SF theme). Personally, i like my two-layer homemade mask, because we made it with ties instead of ear loops. I tie it around my neck, and pull the top tie onto my head. It’s handy for the times I’m making multiple stops, because I can pull down the top tie while I’m in the car.

    But with the B.1.1.7 strain circulating, I’m mostly using disposable KN95 masks now.

    I don’t want to talk about the virtual masks I had beforehand.

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