After Masquerading

Across the polished marble floor
lay fancy masks the dancers wore

now silence fills the gilded hall
and everyone must leave the ball,

returning home reluctantly
to face themselves eventually.

After Masquerading © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: March 15, 2021