Masquerade by Avrel F.

Masquerade by Avrel F.

when I first met you I did not expect

every day to be a masquerade

never knowing what is beyond the

imposter smiles and emotional fraud


your poker face has been perfected

guaranteeing you a win in card games

but also a loss in friendships

at least you have kings, queens, and aces


one may try to discover who you are

how you cope with failure or show joy

one may even construct a persona

that looks like you, but has no true resemblance


every person thinks they’re special

believing that you will let your walls down

sometimes it seems as if it will happen

that the days of disappointment were worth it


anticipation for the big reveal collects like dust

just to find out that underneath the mask

there is another