Mask

Impassive face belies turmoil within.
A locked door, impenetrable to all
who look from without, where an easy grin
can conceal even the most irate gall.

A great gift to think and feel this and show
opposite that, the mask is mindís minion
which lets one think and feel absolute no,
but give out yes in a freeing fiction.

A great curse to think and feel this and show
opposite that, the mind is maskís minion
which lets one think and feel absolute no,
give out yes and mistake truth for fiction.

But talent to mask inner life is why
humanity thrives, we cannot belie.