I watch every day as you get up

And quickly hide beneath your mask

I see you sitting with your

Friends, as you like to call them

And I see not you, but

A stranger

Silently obscuring yourself beneath

The mask

Which envelopes

Not just your face

But your personality

And everything you ever believed in

I hardly see you without your mask

As if you could not bare to part with it

For just one second

Because one second

Is all it takes to

Glance at the clear blue eyes

Hidden beneath

The mask

And to see how they reflect

The sensitivity and earnest

Of the person you really want to be