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    Mckk - Weekly Poetry Contest (208) Winner

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    Woodland Masks
    By Mckk

    Today you pick up a new mask,
    The white one, with the gold-leaf smile.
    You leave the dark paper one behind,
    staring up from the darkness of your drawer
    on top of a pile of more flamboyant faces
    As you skip down the steps
    Bearing your mask
    To wander the woods.

    The woods have picked
    a mask as well.
    Murky blue and wind-blown kisses,
    Nothing too green, or too breezy;
    It's the most flattering
    in this moonlit night.

    You wander in,
    your foot
    cuts into the earth,
    marking the woodland skin.
    Your hands press
    against the bark,
    finger a fallen leaf
    and flit pass.

    The woods watch you,
    the trees close in,
    dancing in time with the music -
    the music of autumn winds.
    It stretches, drawing you in with its slopes,
    with a stray flower.
    Patiently the woodland waits
    until the party dwindles to a close
    and you spin
    and spin
    and cannot find your way.

    The murky blue mask slips off
    with the coming of dawn
    and you have dropped your mask-
    only no one knows you.

    No one knows you.
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