Masks of Dutch Courage

Masks of Dutch Courage

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4th Floor
Masks of Dutch Courage
A bottle
a glass
we hide behind
side-stepping ourselves
escaping painful truths
hopeless holes
invincible for a night
strong as an ox
sexier then Jagger
smarter then you
with hearts of hope
mouths full of wonder
eyes wide-shut
on a turn of a coin
sweet to sour
bitter jabs fly
nasty reality hits
luck falls flat on its face
the party’s over
punched sober
a new mask is fitted
the protector
we hide between
the sharpest of shame
a bottle
a glass
embracing the Dutchman
courage lost
then found

Karla Dickens 2016

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