I have to deep-dive inside myself to create drama, magnifying certain elements and suppressing the contradictions. As I get into the zone, words and pictures tumble out effortlessly. I do not know the exact mix – how much of it is inspired by the audience?

am I being myself

or living out an act?

lost in the melee

I wonder, if genuineness

is needed or even true?

I watch people don multiple masks and speak in multiple voices, and wonder – Where does it all come from? Do they remember their own identity?

role plays dominate


is the world’s last myth


Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 67

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