Unmasking by Kerfe Roig (WEARING A MASK Series)

My contribution to the “Mask” series at Silver Birch Press.

Silver Birch Press

Roig1Unmasking
by Kerfe Roig

What looks back? An outline, an ear, a nose? Where is the mouth? Emotions ride the eyes in waves over the barrier between inside and out.
reaching
to balance
breath with invisibility
The atmosphere is unsettled. Who (e)merges, from and with, behind, between?
This face: who does it belong to? It appears liquid, fractured like a mirrored jewel, shimmering with unnamable currents, transformed by filtered light. Both distorted and reflected.
disembodied words
search for certainty—was it
ever really there?

Roig 2NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: When I look in the mirror to adjust my mask, I barely recognize my face, especially with my sweatshirt hood pulled up. And it feels strange to go outside among mostly masked people who avoid even looking at each other as they hurry past. My first forays out were always in drizzle or right after it had rained. The face in puddles was…

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18 responses to “Unmasking by Kerfe Roig (WEARING A MASK Series)”

  1. merrildsmith says :

    It is very strange seeing others in masks and being masked. I like your art, too–does it belong? Is the image really there?

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  2. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Powerful words of Truth so well spoken, Marta. I completely agree with you. Who is this person wearing the mask. Today you hardly see any person except their vacant eyes and nothing more. What has become of our world in a short span of two months. Nice picture.

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  3. robertawrites235681907 says :

    This is excellent, Kerfe. I left a comment on the original post.

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  4. rivrvlogr says :

    A lot of people are strangers to themselves with this new abnormal.

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  5. D. Wallace Peach says :

    Cool poem, Kerfe. All these masks do hide so much of the most expressive feature – our faces. I always smile, even with the mask on. I think it still shows in the eyes. I look at each mask as an act of kindness.

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  6. America On Coffee says :

    I wish there was an answer but we may have to always wonder about this pandemic. 🤔

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Léa says :

    I’ve seen some amazing masks. Unfortunately, they can be hiding some very dark secrets.

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