Masks upon masks

“… and the mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness.” – William Golding, The Lord of the Flies

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The Bird King is a mask.
Mr Punch is a mask.
The snowman is a mask.
The nameless narrator is a mask.
@badbadpoet is a mask.
James Knight is a mask.
This text is a mask.

There are other masks.

The masks aren’t unreal.
The masks are me.

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