The A Mused Poetry Contest – Masquerade

This is my response to a humorous take on the word prompt, Mask. Original link below. Hope you enjoy 🙂

All I had to go on were his eyes

Hazel, hypnotic, alluring

They summoned me from across the ballroom

He had only my eyes as well

Ice-blue, and intrigued

I maneuvered my voluptuous gown through the crowd

And met him, mask to mask

While mine encompassed the beautiful butterfly I desired to be

With stunning wings, wide-spread across my cheeks

His was a bit silly, like a court jester

With speckles, peppering a long, triangular nose

I struggled to avoid it as we danced

And dance we did

Then, he tried to kiss me, but his nose got in the way

I grew frustrated

I wanted to sink into his lips, like a butterfly drinking from a tulip

So gently, I removed his disguise and leaned in

But was immediately put off

When I realized his nose was the same shape as his mask

(144 words)

Thank you for the fun prompt, https://chelowens.com/2020/10/24/the-a-mused-poetry-contest-10-24-10-30-2020/

And thank you for bringing this prompt to my attention, https://bereavedsingledad.blog/2020/10/30/time-to-be-scared/

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