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Leysa Lowery

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She has forgotten how to


feel unafraid.


Her chest, a paradox


of heavy weight


and emptiness,


beats a drum roll into her head;


Patterned phrases reinforce --


what she always knew –


she is not pretty enough


she is not exciting enough


she is not worthy.


The child inside is reborn into


the terror of rejection.


Marooned by her own passivity and fear,


she studies her face and accepts


that life will continue to ebb and flow


around her, in spite of her.


She has discarded her dreams


as she once discarded


cellophane wrappers and empty cups


while the final credits cascaded


down the screen.


A single tear drops to the


mirror in her compact.


She brushes away its trail,


and applies the façade


known to the world.

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Reviewed by Elaine Carey
Succinct and well-said!
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader)
this is so well done. great job!
Reviewed by jude forese
excellent conceptual poem...
Reviewed by Kerry Compton Star Girl
Awesome, awesome write Leysa! Very well done indeed!

~Kerry
Reviewed by Calendula Petal (Reader)
Leysa, I cant bear it to read it but I had to finish it......very very moving.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Most excellent write Leysa!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
Everything about it is excellent. A true work of art.
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader)
Cool! The title too!
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Leysa, very well done. a true mask of yearning.
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