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04 November 2019, MVT 12:04
'Masks' by Lines by Lai. PHOTO: SEABSTIAN STAAM / UNSPLASH
04 November 2019, MVT 12:04

Cuts, burns and bruises

Ocean splashes, disguises tears

Midnight yawns, watch them appear

A thousand faces, a thousand ears.

The earth wailed and fire lilies burned up surprised,

Fire crackles with wind, blood boils

We’d line up along the wires

[Maybe the boards we hold

doesn’t scream loud enough].

With our mouths stitched

We’d try,

The world and its allies;

- the bad

- and the bad hiding behind the good

(be afraid)

- Lines by Lai

Lai is a 17-year-old finding the way of life through art and poetry. For more of their work, give them a follow on Instagram at @lines.by.lai

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