A Response to “Duality” by Daniel Andrews

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If I place a serious mask on it,

he laughs.

If I put a smiling face on it,

he frowns.


There is no middle ground,

it is either me or him.


We battle to be represented,

he wins.

We battle to be hidden,

he wins.


I am trapped inside him,

unable to be freed.


I am unable to continue,

he does.

I am incapacitated,

he isn’t.


There is no relief for me,

I am always exhausted.


Please, forgive me if I have changed,

he has overcome.


Reily Snodgrass ’15 || Literary Staff

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