The Stunt Double [Poem]

You don’t know his name

By day
he wears another’s face

and stands in another’s shoes,
mimicking their stride,

hiding in their flesh
like a terrified child.

By night
he strips off his masks

and basks in the quiet,
wishing you knew his name.

Photo by Idin Ebrahimi on Unsplash

At DVerse, the prompt today is to use stand or any word that includes stand in it to write a quadrille.

30 thoughts on “The Stunt Double [Poem]

  1. ‘hiding in their flesh
    like a terrified child.’ – these lines stood out to me. How many put on a ‘public face’ too scared to be who they really are? Ooh, this got me thinking…

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