Beautiful friend

Evil-minionby Ethel Twigg23 Apr 2015

It isn't a charm offensive
to embrace truth
and speak it
friends see beauty
beyond skin thick masks
a story is only that
no magazine or book or film
ever told us about the players
and the games they play
the souls of participants
strangled into narrative
and the cruel brightness of cameras
Friendship exposes our core
and therein lies magic
not the whizz and bang of fireballs
or green smoke billowing from a cauldron
but the creation of life and hope in a thought
"this is my friend and they are beautiful"