A Coward's Lie

Poem Submission

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How am I?

I doubt it is honesty you seek
Even if I were to paint a lucid picture of my sorrows
Your feigned attempts at sincerity would set it aflame

twisted smirks, exasperated whines
helpless hands straining to lift air
distraction, deception, diversion
a glimpse of your back with the whiff of discomfort
silence to smother desperate cries
because pity is a coward’s favor
an act of charity without the inconvenience

I play my part in your perpetual masquerade
Pitying your stubbornness in return
Spitting a coward’s lie I know you’ll accept

I’m great! Never better! And you?

Thu Apr 15 2021 13:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)