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Forty-First (1 Viewer)


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Smile more...

It is a phrase I hate


it is not that simple...

those actions
the entailed emotion
and the energy

they don't belong
to the demander

those things belong

to me...

I will not give it
unless a rough facet
of my soul is engaged

kindness for kindness
a ridiculous thought
true spontaneity
a curious question

master of disguise
sadly I can tell

so stop, do not demand
the hated porcelain plate
heavier than Duma's mask

I am the forty-first

in the guise of
quiet, creative quirk

whose mask is that damn smile

and how I wish
I was strong enough
to shatter it

to stand up
to be enough

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