A FEARFUL MASK DISHONESTY*
A fearful masque dishonesty --
The more so when discreet --
Such secret lets monstrosity --
As lie admits the cruel.
Defying simple measurement --
Disease becomes deceit --
While perpetrator treasures it --
As if a precious jewel.
* Previously published on the author's website.
Firestone Feinberg lives in New York City. He is a retired teacher who taught music in the NYC public high school for the arts, La Guardia High School. His writing has been published in online journals and in print.
Currently he is editor of Verse-Virtual, an eZine of eclectic poetry.