Masks and Colors

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Masks and Colors
by Johan

My mask is yellow when
My anger has lodged inside my stomach, heavy with distraction

My mask is blue when
I thread the sidewalk, watching
Like when I was lost in twilight as everyone ran home

My mask is red when
I cannot shove the fluttering words in my head out their toothy exit

My mask is white when
I hold still my twitching muscles
Like when I sit in the window seat blending with the furniture

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