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Unmasked


JoelJosol
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The masks last night worn under the Halloween full moon

Were kissing each other on the floor unmindful

of beer cans and confetti lying around them.

 

Strange masks, each one celebrating death, blood, and gore

When the wearers meant to enjoy life, to catch a glimpse

of wandering eyes looking to lock themselves in yours.

 

In this side of town, every night is Halloween

As hands catch another, lips lock with another,

Sucking life in from each other.

 

In the morning, exposed by the window light

are bodies littering the floor from another night

of revelry, bare and unmasked.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Sucking life in from each other.

 

A vivid line JJ.

 

I also liked the irony of ...

 

Strange masks, each one celebrating death, blood, and gore

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Thanks for the read badger and Benjamin :-)

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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  • 4 years later...

I thought to bring this up because of the coming holidays :-)

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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4 hours ago, JoelJosol said:

I thought to bring this up because of the coming holidays :-)

I agree. Thanks for bumping this, Joel. I must have missed it the first time around.

Tony :o:happy:

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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