he was wearing a mask
when he walked up to her
like one drunk on Cupid’s wine
‘twas a cute mask, so she said, “yes”…
and Juliet fell for Iago in Romeo’s mask!
she wore her best mask
the day she first smiled at him
when he brought wine and kolanut
and when he kissed her before the pastor…
brother Romeo thought her his own Miranda!
but time wilted the masks
off their faces like snakeskin
as each new day usurped the last…
alas! Juliet relived Desdemona’s fate
and Romeo’s Miranda became Miss Goneril!