Five Haiku Poems: Mask to Skin (For Carrie)

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Illustration by Poet Rummager

I take off my mask
and touch the wounds in my soul.
Light shines through the holes.

Pain now transparent,
I see varied shades of red.
Bleeding is widespread.

Blood pools on the floor.
I slip and fall to my knees.
Forgive me, I plead.

People I’ve broken
gather around and mock me.
They have no pity.

They fuse mask to skin.
There’s no escaping my pain.
It’s now trapped within.

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In the Comments Section, write a Micro-poem or Micro-Story using the prompt word “mask” 


Complete this scenario with a poem or story:

A masked maniac raises a rusted machete—the carnivorous edge eclipses the silver cratered world—while two campers squirm inside a sleeping bag.

…What happens next? Well…that’s up to you!

Fabulous Blog Event Writers

1. Oh, the pain behind the mask, I think we all wear one at some point of time.  ivors20

2. I vote that the machete-wielding masked maniac drops his weapon and joins the campers for some good ole summer squirmin’.  oglach

3. We want to be liked and impress so a mask is worn.. which only exhausts us in the end.. Christy B

4. Best not to take off that mask…keep the squiggling, squirming, screeching monster hidden behind a sweet plastic smile, letting it out through one’s fingers to play on paper and canvas only, no sharp instruments within its reach. Safer for everyone that way.  MC Clark

5. We seldom show our true skin. We all wear masks. And, sometimes the mask becomes more familiar than the skin…so much so, that even the pain gets trapped in it…  Maniparna Sengupta Majumder 


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