fool's confession

dissembling is an art of mine
i do it often
i do it well
i am a fool done up in glad rags
for the world

but when i lay me down at night
all acted out
done with the masque
i close my eyes still daubed with paint
and see a patchwork of blasted bones
burnt and broken
heaped higgledy-piggledy
a jigsaw puzzle straight from hell
never to be reconciled

when morning rolls around
too soon yet never soon enough
i rise and slather on the smile
suit up in motley
and play once more the merry fool

© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

Hear me read this poem.

fool's confession

RC deWinter

Fairfield, United States

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