Masquerade

Do I know you?
Is it...  she?

You seem familiar.
The welcome risk of chance encounter
Compelled me to investigate the faces.
I'm reminded,
Recalling someone close to me.
Across the gap between us

That smile beneath the feathers
Comforts me no more.
My eyes desperately seek to reflect yours.
Certain to inspire uncertainty, not confidence.

Preoccupied and focused, I cannot decide:
Wise to attempt an approach, to
Step into that fiery gaze of recognition
A second time?  To be so close
Tempts my heart.
Close enough, for now.

Do I know you?
Is it she?
Notice me.


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