A veil of smoke tinted blue
hiding those judgemental eyes from view
judgement not to be seen but rather felt
for it was a world of dual meaning;
a smile to mask the judgement
judgement to mask the fear.
Fear was the dominator
A straitjacket in which life was lived
ropes binding painfully
to the position society set for them
to what was deemed acceptable
to the flagrant denial demanded of them.
Pain was the mistress of this fear,
They flirted dangerously
Creating ripples on the supposedly placid sea of these lives
Muscles sent into tremor as the pain became liquid.
A mercury in the blood
Humidity rose in anticipation of the storm
The veil, torn
The fear and pain set free
The rain came bringing forth