Behind the Mask

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Written by Leon. Leon is an experienced Jewrotica writer who has published ten poems on Jewrotica. Experience Leon’s poetry here.

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You were sad,
So sad.
I saw it in your eyes,
Behind a white mask,
In the way you said
Your ‘hi’-s and ‘goodbye’-s,
In the heaviness of each task.
Somewhere in the hiddenness behind the sighs,
A light had dimmed,
A shadow had been cast,
A beauty had faded,
A specter had invaded.
You, who had glowed like an inverted light-house,
Drawing me, enticing me, loving me,
Dashing me on the rocks of your salvation,
You were now covered, distant, unrevealed,
Unknown, unfound, untouched, unsound,
Unmagnificent, unmajestic, untoward,
And none too warm.

And in the place of painful greyness,
Where lovers are now strangers,
And strangers are now others,
I stepped in, in between the shadows,
Behind the curtain, the place of trepidation,
The unholy of holies –
And reached out
To touch you.

I am a late-comer to poetry especially Jewish-laced love poetry. In the last two years I have written about 50 such poems that I am now trying to publish under the title - The Metaphysics of Love. They are about love - love for women as a metaphor for the Divine love - sometimes employing very erotic images inspired by the Song of Songs and Kabbalistic literature.