House Of Cards - Poem by John Macleod
The masks were well fixed
shrouds of concealment:
smiles and laugher
that purged the glint of keys
unlocking doors of deception.
he hid his secrets
some were winners—
some were failures
she hid her secrets
in deep dark crevices,
submerged in fear.
their house of cards collapsed;
he was face down in the dark
she faced up— toward the light.
Their hands were clasped tightly.
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