Posts Tagged ‘masquerade’

You wear a mask of innocent sincerity,
A cute yet bewitching visage,
And you wear it well,
But I ask myself,
What lies behind the mask?
There is sugar on your lips to be sure,
And this coalesces with your honeyed words,
A perfume to spur on my infatuation,

Do you intend to use me?
An abusive succubus?
Are you hiding sharks teeth?
Perhaps a venus flytrap?
Our dance has gone on so long,
Our steps grow ever more elaborate,
The mask never shifts,
I can’t tell if it’s truly you,

When I hold you close,
I don’t hear hisses and curses,
Spy no dragon eyes,
The veil may hide only past pains,
It may be a shield rather than a disguise,
But I ask myself,
Will you ever remove it?
Or will this masquerade go on ad infinitum?