• Vol. 04
  • Chapter 10

The Mask

An assemblage
Of lines and shapes
Forming the image
Of a face references
Back through the ages
To ancient lineages
Around the time of
Persia and Greece
Funny how images
Evoke shared cultural
Memories almost
Forgotten but never
Quite shaken off
The mind tells a
Story to fill in
The blanks of
Great warriors and
Battles which may
Have never taken place
All because of our
Natural inclination
To fit images into
Faces and place them
Into contexts from
Memes, tropes and
Clichés to create
Reassurance that our
Memories are sound


The Mask

So that no matter
How lost we feel
We can maintain the
Hope to be found