Masks and Mirrors – A Poem by Linda Imbler

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Caravaggio – Narcissus

Submitted by Linda Imbler

Hostilities not advertised,
strong sugarcoated resentment,
reflected projections behind
faces always so well disguised.

Subtle insults toward those despised,
vindictive intents kept mirrored
in those hearts competing below
faces always so well disguised.

Somehow cheated and agonized,
fretful, thoughtless pretense cast back,
to be seen from eyes set within
faces always so well disguised.

About the Poet

Linda Imbler has three published poetry collections. Her newest e-book “Pairings” is due out soon.  She is a Kansas-based Pushcart Prize nominee and is twice nominated for Best of the Net. Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found here.

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