Masks

18 Sep 2015 life

Masks

The masks we wear
don’t grow with us,
but shrink and crack,
with time and change,
unless they are fed
and cared for.

Without the ego’s nurturing,
they fall away,
in time,
until
we stand naked
before everyone,
emerging,
as from a chrysalis,
into light.

It is a death,
of sorts,
and an awakening.