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I am a clown of vanity

seeking validation everywhere

chasing empty meaning to exhaustion

from one shallow high to the next

tired of the chase

and the energy I waste

I find no peace in rest

endlessly repeating

what does not work for me

my masks

weigh heavy

shielding myself

is what I know well

who wants to know

my true being ?

the boring

the un-exciting face

of vulnerability

I take great care to hide

so I carry on

as the clown of vanity

with nothing to laugh about

disguising loneliness

behind my impenetrable armour

a clown of vanity

for all I know

Wolfgang Lee musings

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