Mocking Masks

Glazed figurines
of marblesque perfection
in skilled arrangements
cold and impersonal
(number please)

Nodding heads at
wrong moments.
minds spinning –
a hundred questions
flooded with fear.

Speaking at one
while eyes flick
upon each new member
a few pennies worth
of measuring up,
a dime store delight
of tasteless fantasies.

Masks carefully applied
to stunning perfection
concealing humanness,
replacing warmth
with mock conviviality.

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