Masquerade

Masquerade by Valerie Parente

She tried to be a mystery
but no one cared.
She tried to be a hero
to her own despair.
She tried to be a celebrity
but the views weren’t there.

When she gave up the masquerade
you could finally see her eyes
and the windows of her soul
were one of a kind.

– Valerie Parente (3-17-2021)