16 May 2020

Wearing Masks


Look at me looking at you,
wearing our masks
the proper way—
eyes exposed.

When you look at me looking at you
what do you see?
Do these eyes smile,
can you see in them
the vulnerable intimacy of infancy,
the childhood joy
of hopscotch on sidewalks,
the firstfruits of spring?
Do you notice the shape
of love, trace
the line from forehead
through nose bridge,
from brow to brow?
Can you see the wonder
of a future then
cradled in present hope
right here, right now?

Look at me looking at you
as we briefly pass.
We are in this together,
wearing our masks
the proper way—
eyes open,
hearts exposed.

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wearing masks
by troy cady
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