This is the diamond face that I show
the world, give to you, shape and
nurture. as if its essence and true;
this is the face, the side, the fully
swappable personas crafted for every
occasion and dressed with neat tears
when tugging at emotions is the call.
And then there is the shadow-~rarely
seen and lurking, following, grinning, repressed
always present, sitting beneath the surface of
this complex being so striving and torn as
animal, driven by fears and desire that
should not be seen by those who set
the social boundaries high and speak the
mantra that appearance is everything.