When she’s scared to admit

The truth of her beauty

She won’t let others see

Beyond surface

It’s easier to hide

Behind a smiling mask

Of layers from her past

Safer that way

No one expects too much

Then she’s not rejected

Innocence protected

Fear’s prisoner

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

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