Marla Deschenes and Susan Bee

Susan Bee

(Inspiration Piece)

No More Masks

by Marla Deschenes

(Response Piece)

Dusty ghosts of Halloweens past
Haunt this space, this time
Surrounded by the words of others
Another mask
To hide behind.
Unveil yourself to the world
Shake off the dirt or this moment will bury you.
Burst forth as part of the now
The change
And fill those books
With the words of the stories only you can tell.
Satisfy your soul with nature’s candy
Tall trees majestic, arms reaching infinitely to the sky
Birds singing you awake in the dawn
Leaves swirling around your feet
As the nights fill with the laughter of children.
This Halloween will be different
As this time
You are no longer masked


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  1. Posted December 9, 2013 at 9:24 pm | #

    Nice you two, nice…

  2. Posted December 9, 2013 at 9:58 pm | #

    great composition, great response. perfect rhythm.

  3. Posted January 2, 2014 at 6:02 pm | #

    Thank you, Elizabeth and Barbara!