empty face

here’s the place

the place with no face

the place with the space to grow a face but without the intention

because the face is a needless accessory and in the gap something greater can grow,

in the gap the unknown becomes living and the space that should be occupied

by a face is more meaningful without one


this place, this easel must remain blank

i draw this figure here, but the face has to stay away

because it’s edgy and everyone likes an edge right

the hood must stay up, the back must stay turned and the drawing on the earth must remain faceless or it’s just too familiar when the figure becomes a man or a woman or anything other than just that,

a shape, a spectre with an inbuilt mask to push someone from curiosity to fear

when they try and fill in the blanks with the worst thing they can think of

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