Look Me In The Eye by Lynn White



Here we are
face to face.
Perhaps angry.
Perhaps sad.
you will look me in the eye.
will meet your gaze, but
you still won’t find
The mask is firmly in place
and you’ll only see what I choose,
the response I want to show you,
the planned
or the superficial pose,
the pretence of
If you look me in the eye
will never know
what you see.
Your mask is firmly in place
to show me what
me to see
and no more.
So how can we begin
to see each other
any more.

© 2020 Lynn White


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Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Capsule Stories, Light Journal and So It Goes.

Find Lynn at: https://lynnwhitepoetry.blogspot.com and on Facebook


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