Without Masquerades

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: June 17, 2017

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Submitted: June 17, 2017



I never thought i would write

To you, about you, for you

When things seem so clear


When both of us are accepting

The layers of masks

On each others’ faces.


I don’t like to put metaphors

In my diary.

On point, concise, straightforward

That’s how I tried to act

But metaphor is the only way

To truly express.

One more mask.


I don’t even know I can play chess

But the pawn

Never wishes to know the bigger picture.


Am I controlling the game

Or am I just a puppet of the king?

Sacrificing as many pieces as needed.

Even when it’s my favorite queen.


I don’t seek checkmates.

I don’t care about metaphors.

I need you back.

I need us back.

I need the us that wears no masquerade

That can stare into each other’s innermost thoughts

And not to be fearless, but to accept

To accept us as who we are.

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