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Depending

by Maureen Glaude

Hollow shell
pulp scooped away
seeds dug out and scattered

but the exterior
still sports a color and shape
calls attention -
semblance of a history

a light put on
inside
may make a shadowy glow
upon the markings
of a face
funny, tragic or menacing

depending on
the carve

05/01/2005

Posted on 05/01/2005
Copyright © 2021 Maureen Glaude

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 05/01/05 at 11:54 PM

Strong reminders of The Mask here, and how the Hollow reflects both angelic personality and id. Powerful buildup also to those last two powerful lines.

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