Jul 10
poem 0 comments challenge: Random

over the summit

#SOS18


i straighten my mask
the one of pleasantries
and polite remarks
the one that has an illuminous smile
and i turn my back
fight against the roaring current
that tries
desperately
to pull me over the summit

  break
            free

the others 
they run to my side
they see i need help
they see i need aid
but yet
they too
turn against my current
the one that threatens again and again
to pull me over

it leaves me bait
promises of happily-ever-afters
dreams-coming-true
flying-with-my-wings
but i say to it
"how can i fly if i'm bound in your chains?"

so

i turn away
and i replace the mask
that was almost but not quite sliding off
the one of pleasantries
and polite remarks
and perfection
and i lock my smile into place.