A.N. – Hello everyone! Poetry is my newest discovery, so take it easy on me – but be honest! I wrote this with James and Lily in mind, but if you can't understand the connection, that's alright. Tell me in a review:)

Whenever the Mask Slips

Time and time again I've tried

To understand you completely

What's underneath the mask

The countenance of fake confidence

And an infuriating amount of pride.

I've seen you maybe once or twice

Really.

That shadow of doubt

The flicker of vulnerability

It only lasts a moment

And is gone at my second glance

But I know now that it is there

My imagination remains controlled.

I used to think that I had lost it.

I truly was insane.

Until I caught a glimpse of you

Behind your mask of pain.

A.N. – What do you think? Good? Bad? Indifferent? Let me know!