We all wear different masks
during work, play, or school
in hopes that our true selves
are not exposed for ridicule.
But the mask that concerns me the most
is the one we use when we write.
Are we being honest with ourselves
as the ink flows through the night?
I would like us remove this shield
and show everyone who we are.
Let us help each other not be afraid
to reveal even the tiniest scar .