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As I gaze upon my reflection,
I don't want to see the truth.
I have conformed into thinking,
That I need to change what I see.
Every day is a clean slate,
But I can't just keep it clean.

I always feel so numb,
Numb where I have to wear a mask.
A foundation that covers my flaws,
A liner that enhances my perfections,
A stick that can make the irrelevant things shine,
Every day is a clean slate,
But I can't just keep it clean.

I wear a mask on my face,
Because I feel I have to.
I wear a mask on my face,
Because I feel that's the way to be noticed.
I wear a mask on my face,
Because that's the only time I receive compliments.
I wear a mask on my face,
Because a clean slate isn't good enough.

(Written on 4/12/18)
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Submitted by sandiestripes on April 29, 2021

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Sandra M. Dorazil

Sandra Dorazil has 2 self-published books. Her first book published is the poems that she wrote in high school until the last moments in college. "Misunderstood Soul: A Lost Cause" was published in 2016. Her novel "Green Beauty" was published in 2018. more…

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