Masquerade

Phony smiles,
Fake hellos,
Hidden smirks…
I flinched at the sight.

Blithe parlance,
Pleasant facades,
Ostentations…
Hypocrisy’s the theme.

Flamboyant gaits,
Faux applauds,
Ulterior motives…
“Only the fit survive.”

Realization dawned on me…
I must join the masquerade.

 

*2007

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