i am falling away from me
layers one by one
some in pieces
floating to the ground
some just flowing away
like a river flood
melting warpaint
dissolving armour
i feel me now
see me now
bare bones,
muscles, tissue, and veins
more real, more there
unhidden, unmasked
the original version of me.


2 thoughts on “Unmasked

  1. Wow, Maya, this is a powerful testament, beautifully written. And exciting – when a person begins to strip away the outer layers to get down to one’s essential essence. Beautifully said – and wonderful to envision.

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