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Thin Disguise

Poetic Asides – Nov chapbook challenge

Day 2- write a Disguise poem

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Thin Disguise

she slips on her disguise –
it fits her like a silky red chemise
hiding imperfections
a disguise so perfect
no one will see her true self
the self filled with anxiety
the self consumed by insecurities
her smile and tinkling laugh
conceal the darkness

Posted in NaPoWriMo, poetry

Disguise

NaPoWriMo Day twenty-nine – take a word from a favorite poem

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I have always like the Poetry of James Kavanaugh and the title poem from his book There Are Men Too Gentle To Live Among Wolves, is one of my favorites. I chose wolf as my word.

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Disguise

You howl but I
Do not reply
Only my heartbeat
Breaks the silence
Of a starless night
Instinct keeps me
Safe from you –
On the prowl
Wearing your best
Sheepskin