#SomethingDifferent #12 – Another Poem by The Chocolate Lady!

Once upon a time, I wrote poetry!

Somewhere deep inside my #LetsDiscuss2020 #DiscussionSunday post about my regimen vs. impulse posting, I posed the question if anyone thought it might be fun for me to post some of my poetry here on my blog. Well, a couple of people showed interest, and I appreciate that. As for the rest of you, you are welcome to just click or scroll on by if you aren’t poetry people (I promise, I won’t be the least bit offended)!

This one was written in 2000!

Pantomime

woman-3386096_640I treasure my buried masks,
discarded but still useful
They remind me of the grotesque
scenes of my past.
Their faded glitter still
catches the corners of my vision,
even as I try to only reveal
the naked face I now prefer.

But sometimes, an old one
jumps up, sticking to my cheeks
changing the shape of my brows,
and pulling strange words
from my lips.

Though I grab at its edges,
and scratch at my temples,
the glue that keeps it pasted
can only dry and loosen,
when I twist my head away
and gaze again into the mirror
and find the eyes that hide, always,
just beneath the fake surface.

© Davida Chazan, 2000. First published in the (now defunct) online magazine Quasar Review, along with two other poems.

Image by Wolfgang Eckert from Pixabay

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