whiteface (and rhyme)

Inspired by the phrase ‘To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet’ taken from ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ by T. S. Eliot.
This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project

mirror you
and mirror

take the paste
and slather

make a moue
the lather

smooth it down
slap it slip
a face-like shape

your visage
as I do

meet my true face
first grin
in line

then turn around
your courage built
to meet
the faces
the street

hold your head
you are not alone

I’ll hold
my head up
two as one

and step in time
your step
with mine

we mime we mime
two clowns
in rhyme


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