Willow by Patrick Samuel
Acrylics on canvas
65x90cm approx
Original available
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Would I frighten you if I took off this mask
I’ve been forced to wear?
If you saw what I really was,
would you take a step back in fear?

Is it easier, for you, for me to continue
wearing this disguise?
To look past me and never see my eyes…