silenzio | a poem

I grew cold in a state of fear


my head under my blanket

I wish I didn’t know you so well


I’ve known the man behind my father

and you’ve fallen for the actor

the director behind the man


she carries his face

she did something to her face

he said to him

she’ll remind you of me forever

there I am on her face

that you cannot undo


he paid with his life to avoid his death

paid and paid for a ghost


that would dissolve her features

his features

abandon his image

deny his image

living lie after lie

emptying more than just his pockets

My own drawing © Laura Gentile 2021 | Instagram: @melpomenepaintings

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