The Show Tell Project

For Seymour's Fat Lady

Pale Planes

by meaghanmerrifield

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paper planes swoop–

glide

over the sweet salt of the sea

loop around rosy lips,

pursed.

they fall into a pucker,

then a kiss

which dives

crashes quick

deep into the belly of everything

“Pale Planes” by Meaghan Merrifield

Artwork by Claire Pestaille

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Haughty is the Head that Wears the Crown

by meaghanmerrifield

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little old me

curls up to

sweet

small

new

you

-Meaghan

Artwork by Deborah Stevenson

Frame

by meaghanmerrifield

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crisp colgate teeth

line up to greet

his the mouth

which easily espouses such buttery sounds–

such a face calls for a crowd,

necks obligingly stretch–

crane

appease the self indulgent game

upsetting, nauseating

need for recognition

praise

fame

frame

emptiness contained

“Frame” by Meaghan Merrifield

Artwork by Franz Falckenhaus

Lit Mash: Unmasked

by meaghanmerrifield

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“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to

the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.”

―Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
―Oscar Wilde

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“The trouble with a mask is it never changes”
―Charles Bukowski

“Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”
―James Baldwin

Artwork by Dene Leigh and Colleen Cunningham