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Poem: Ghazal Mask

The things we show in the masks we wear
The things we hide in the masks we wear

Tiny invisible killers fill the air
Leading to choices about the masks we wear

The coughs that seized breath in her chest
Lead doctors to the masks they wear

She offers up hopeful wordless prayers of pleading
To an ambivalent god in the mask it wears

All the mourners dressed in black that still cared
Came with lessons learned in masks we wear

Nothing changes over one life passed
Thomas, Thomas, the mask I wear

I thought to change things up I would try a different poetry style on Sundays. This was my attempt at Ghazal poetry. More information on this style can be found here.

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