Please read the amazing poetry of a talented writer.
Who are we really? We can present ourself to the world in many ways, and we do. It’s been quite a while since I posted a longer poem on my blog, so today I offer you a poem called “Mask Maker.” It was written to an ekphrastic prompt on Rattlea few months back, but it was not selected. The two winning poems were brilliant and should have been chosen.
What’s great about writing to a good prompt is how an image can pull all sorts of ideas from us. The prompt was a picture of several sets of hands modeling in clay. I toyed with the idea for quite some time and discarded two other poems until I settled on the one that grew into this poem.
Do you like this mask, the one I made
so carefully, molding it to the contours
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