Disarm Engage Mayhem
it was the day for seeking a dream.
the mayhem of frustration left behind
was it possible to leave that
only to think on sweetness and light?
could it be that such a feminine path
would draw them all in?
would it disarm them
and engage their hearts?
inside our skin there is a piece of each kind
living the day with a mask cut in half
dressed black and white
Halloween costumed from the inside out
soft and malleable
hard and tough
tall and strong
lithe and sweet
finding a way to live
in peace trapped inside the shell
keeping mayhem at bay.
the teeter-totter of life