Poets Corner: Façade

25th Sep 2020
Poets Corner: Façade

Everything,

It seems,
Is either wrapped in reams

Of glossy paper,
Or sealed in flashy containers,

Or packaged
In sleek bags

Or validated
By branded labels

I’ve sometimes wondered
How far the lines are blurred

Between false trimmings
And true spirit

Am I not easily sold
On fool’s gold,

Duped by glamour and style,
Image and guile?

In fact,

How far have I lost my way

In the mirror maze
Of a synthetic age?

Fatema Valji (@fatemavaljipoetry)
Author of ‘Who am I? A Collection of Reflective Poems’
Published by Sun Behind the Cloud

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