Unmasking

A poem

Sana Rose
Sana Rose
Apr 18, 2020 · 1 min read
Photo by John Noonan on Unsplash

Words held hands,
the poet stringed them together
on my fingertips;
lacing the soul's neck, they move
with the breath traversing
the aching throat.

My sweet destiny had
the color of your eyes,
the fragrance of your closeness,
the feather in your touch!
Reveries lend a convenient oblivion
to the dearth in my being...

A faded mask on the ground
sleeps through the million feet
stepping around it.

The eye-holes glare,
rightfully empty -
blindness is a rare comfort
in this age.

The ghastly fixed grin
for a mouth –
the crux of the abandoned mask
of a wilted soul.

***
All the world's a stage,
said melancholy Jaques —
I care not of the rest, or of the players,
but of their painted masks —
the more you unmask
the more you're on your way...

© Sana Rose 2020

Written on June 9th, 2016, this poem was chosen from many submissions to an Indian anthology of poetry based on Shakespeare’s works or characters.

Sana Rose is an award-nominated novelist, poet, physician, counseling professional, freelance writer and mom. She is based out of Kerala, India. Her debut novel ‘Sandcastles’ was shortlisted for ARL Literary Awards 2018 for Best Author soon after publication.

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Sana Rose

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Author, Poet, Physician, Mental Health Counsellor, Mom | Self, Mental Health, Writing, Creativity, Productivity, Parenting, Poetry | www.sanarose.com

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Author, Poet, Physician, Mental Health Counsellor, Mom | Self, Mental Health, Writing, Creativity, Productivity, Parenting, Poetry | www.sanarose.com

Assemblage

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