Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sonnet #28

"Claire"

My alter ego: taciturn and plain,
Deliberate, polite, recoiled, and shy,
Inspects the evening's purchases of fake
Eyelashes and bronze boots to catch the eye.

She marvels, (glad the lashes came with glue)
But wonders if these items could contend
With her own inner beauty - tried and true -
That is too often silenced by her friend

That yelps and clamors, shouting wordlessly
With awkwardly matched colors. Still, she knows
That deep inside herself, her self is free
To choose to be this person that she chose.

A calmly loving hand placed on a knee,
"You are the wonder you will always be."

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