The Bandit Bird


I am a bandit, so they say.
But that is  not the case.
I wear this mask to hide my face
like the Lone Ranger once did
back when you were just a kid–
there is a reason my face is hid,
it is a secret, not a game I play.
I’ll not reveal it by night or day.

© 2016 Freeda Baker Nichols