We all wear masks,
some with makeup
some with smiles

some with wives or husbands
cars or clothes
we hide from the world
and from ourselves
we hide from our truths
behind our eyes
running always from our real
but somewhere there
where truth meets courage
we are waiting to be found
waiting to stand to the world
masks down
and say loudly and boldly
this is us
this is our truth
this is everything real about me
and when that day comes
if it is true
we will begin our lives again
the way they were intended
when the world first
saw our face

Skirt – Spell Designs via Southern Hippie
Turtleneck – thrifted
Necklace – Raw Eco Jewelry
Boots – Locale