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Better at Hiding - KIB

As I crack jokes and pass the salt
with a clutter-free face
and a bright sing-song smile,
my senses softly uncouple
as blind fear takes their place.
Unnoticed, darkness falls.


3 August 2019
For Keep It Brief Contest (Nette Onclaud)
Based on quote 4: ”Everybody has a dark side. Some of us are better at hiding it than others. “  A Simple Favor, 2018

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Date: 8/7/2019 2:53:00 PM
This is amazing... I love the phrase you used to show the transition, "my senses softly uncouple"... fantastic way to describe this!! Great work! ;)
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Date: 8/4/2019 6:51:00 PM
everyone is doing better at this contest than i am. This is so good, nina. Also, thanks for your sweet comments on my poetry recently.
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Date: 8/4/2019 1:02:00 AM
A good message of how we hide our feelings...good luck with the contest.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/5/2019 2:10:00 AM
Thank you Jeanne!
Date: 8/3/2019 4:59:00 PM
Wow, love the line 'A clutter free face' - but isn't that what the cosmetics industry is trying to sell us? Best wishes for the contest, Nina!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/3/2019 5:04:00 PM
Thank you Michelle - yes, absolutely, better plaster the stuff on in case an emotion pushes up through! Especially - nooooo! - sadness! Gasp.