A Collection of Masks

Gone the foolish masquerade,
the stranger born of my familiar
sits face-to-face,
our broken masks lie lame,
love no miracle elastic

‘Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!’

What illusion shall I conjure next?

Poem ©2016, Jen Payne. Photo from House on the Rock, Spring Green, WI, ©2016, Jen Payne.

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