Needless Things

the modern female
disguises herself ~
costume and colors
by day;
removes
her showpiece-face
at night.

thankfully,
“inner values matter” ~
although
the one or other
modern male
might be in for a surprise
after discovering
modern female’s
habits…
and
her true looks.

Stagefright

curtain, shredded
even before the play starts!
the actors
fumble for words,
cloth gets twisted in sweaty palms –
no time to prepare.
tossed on stage,
dumped,
like disposing of garbage –
naked to judging eyes.

vulnerability displayed,
no time to seek refuge in a jester’s cap –
Act I begins…
leaves a trail of
anxiety and sour sweat
to feast upon.