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Masquerade

by Katerina T Nix

Let's dance tonight,
Sweet
And not let it all
Get to us
Just hold my hand a while,
-It's easier when you
guide me through the
crowd.

All these masquerade goers
Are aching too see
What's underneath

I tell them
Everyone here is
Janus-faced
But nobody sees the joke,

You tell me
They'll never understand
The way that I think,
Or why you find it so attractive,

-apparently I'm somewhat
garish tonight-

I'd like to think
That I could protect you
From their repressive words
But we both know
I'm too much of a
Little girl
Too be your courageous
Amazon warrior tonightÂ…

Keep me safe, love
They scare me more than
I thought they would.

Perhaps the world is
Not ready for usÂ…

01/16/2002

Posted on 01/17/2002
Copyright © 2022 Katerina T Nix

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Steven Kenworthy on 02/03/07 at 04:22 AM

this is sweet...makes me thinkof old fashioned courtship. i know the poem is about so much more...but it's reminding me of 16th century socials with everyone eyeballing the new girl. i dunno. good write regardless!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 04/08/07 at 04:00 PM

An interesting look at the strengths of the two of you and how you play off of each other in this setting. I enjoyed the masquerade idea, the Janus-faced people.

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