To Modesty’s Indifference

What secrets do you hold, what barriers in your mind, hiding the beauty which you are, which I feel that you must be. And why do you assume, indifferent to yourself, a face that is not you; I feel that you are more. It must be a better thing for friends to understand the person who you are, than to accept who you are not. The thoughts you’ve learned because you’re the only one you are should be shared with everyone who needs to understand.

November 1970