Dual Faces

Olaitan Osho


 

Read the script, learn the lines

Dress the part, know the cues

 

Ready? Action!

She acts each day as a scene from life’s camera

Playing the part thrown at her with no retakes

 

There are no choices, no breaks

Happy today, sad tomorrow

She looks in the mirror and sees all the faces she has but can’t tell which is really hers

 

The world sees whichever she portrays, whoever she has to be
Wearing a face for each part, telling a different story scene by scene

 

Laugh, cry, scream, yell, celebrate, mourn
Drowning in endless pretense till she becomes a phantom

 

Cut!
Take the wig off honey, wipe the makeup off
Burn the script, write your own lines
Tell your own story
Speak your truth.

 

Artwork by: Mosope Art

 

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