Tears stream over bloodshot orbs

Concealed behind shaded lids

Painful heart pounding in a chest

That can bear no more weight


Artificial smile sculpted to a face

Of alabaster, carved to conceal

Designed to blend into crowds of

Imposters, pretending pretty lives


A lifetime of hiding, blending, fitting in

Painting on smiles before venturing out

Memorizing full pages of good will,

Pleasantries to spew without thought


Your inability or unwillingness

To adapt to life’s opportunities

I cannot reach you

I walk away alone

(c) 2016 victoria ramsey


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