We’re all actors
Embracing different characters
With different people
In different circumstances
Changing with the surroundings

Seldom do we let anyone in
Wary of the traps that lay ahead if we do
Skeptical of the listening ear,
Gentle touch, kind word
Always with a BOLO for an angle

We have a picture in our heads
Of the image we want to project
A facade
That we want to believe
The mask is a part of us

Can’t stay masked all through
Have to take a risk
Must trust a soul
With our genuine self
Because sometimes the risk is worth it