Grotesque 

Poem by Ayesha Kajee


Grotesque is
the mask you don
to obscure your soul 

Grotesque is
hypocrisy hidden behind 
philanthropy 

Grotesque is 
gaslighting disguised 
as guidance 

Grotesque is 
humour that demeans 
– envy as entertainment 

Grotesque is 
power that grooms 
victims for exploitation 

Grotesque is 
the monster that 
masquerades as martyr 

Grotesque is 
distortion of decency 
to mimic debauch

Grotesque is
a perpetual tease 
Uber-burlesque


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