Mask

In the promising bright light of day

My face is soft

And young

Look at you with Bright eyes

Head up high, wide smile.

In the hard light of the evening

After carrying the smile all day

The truth comes out.

In that hard light

You can see all the heavy years

Staring back at you on my face.

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The Lift

Slowly emerging from the depths

Weight shifts and gradually lifts

Dappled light from above seeps down

As I rise

I can see the surface

Ready to breach