we pull on a mask

or put on the face

true identity, you ask?

hidden without trace


surgery can reduce

or augment one’s chest

we wax, tan, and mousse

to look (expensive) best


switch your gender

buy youth extender

monied culture of pretender



Join De at dVerse…for a change

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jan 19, 2019 @ 15:41:22

    Oh yes… we can do it all … but we need more than a little change to do it.


  2. sanaarizvi
    Jan 16, 2019 @ 07:45:45

    So much truth in this quadrille, Lynn ❤️ Exquisitely drawn 🙂


  3. Grace
    Jan 15, 2019 @ 17:54:52

    Those ending lines pack a punch. We can mask a lot of changes in our body but time eventually catches up.


  4. katiemiafrederick
    Jan 15, 2019 @ 13:54:05

    Hehe.. my FriEnd Lynn StARTinG
    Off NoW on dVersE oN A WiNTeR
    SPRinG True Devils in DeTaLES
    Too for without Masks No
    Theater No Poetry
    No Art
    Nor the
    Ever changing
    Flesh and Blood
    We All wear oF
    God ALWaYS The
    Most Beautiful Changing
    FLoWeR aS EveN LiGHT
    DaRK FaLLiNG
    Up to Love Eve’s LiGHT
    SeeD ADam’son
    As LiFE
    From Crucible
    Fire Death Resurrection
    Of Sentient Standing
    DusT Us
    Souls of Poetry
    Now True What
    Changelings We Continue
    i AM..:)


  5. Beverly Crawford
    Jan 15, 2019 @ 12:30:06

    Sadly, we can change the exterior in all these ways, but wherever we go there we are! Good write.


  6. whimsygizmo
    Jan 15, 2019 @ 10:30:08

    So clever, Lynn! That last line cracked me up. Ain’t it the truth.


  7. Frank Hubeny
    Jan 15, 2019 @ 05:39:47

    Nice line: “monied culture of pretender”


  8. kanzensakura
    Jan 14, 2019 @ 22:21:47

    I stopped coloring my hair 10 years ago when my hair whent white from end to end. But it seems we do everything to appear young and beautiful, don’t we?


  9. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    Jan 14, 2019 @ 21:56:04

    to look (expensive) best. I color my hair – it isn’t cheap – I look forward to the day when my grey looks good and I can have a full head of silver.

    But the beginning line reminds me that most of us conform (think public school days…) and we lose our confidence. That’s a mask I wish we never learned to wear.


  10. D. Avery @shiftnshake
    Jan 14, 2019 @ 21:22:48

    It’s the modern world! Yeah, people change all right.


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