Face

This is the face I make
When I wear my heart on my sleeve,
When I bare my soul on my face,
When I let it all out,
For anyone keen enough to notice.

This is the face I make
When I’m down on my luck
When I pull the shortest draw
When everyone’s swimming while I drown,
If anyone cares to notice.

This is the face I make
When I feel the whole world looking
When I feel the whole world knowing
What dark hole I’m in
Hoping no one would notice.

This is the face I make
When perhaps through it all
I’d think to myself that it isn’t I alone,
That I don’t have the monopoly of pain,
That everyone suffers as much, or less, or even more than I do.

This is the face I make
When I know that this is the face everyone makes
When you try to put on a straight face, a brave face
When you try to hide what you wish someone would see,
This is the face we make.

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In My Mind

In my mind, there is chaos.
In my mind, there is peace.
In my mind, there is no in between.

In my mind, the answer is no.
In my mind, the answer is yes.
In my mind, the answer is never maybe.

In my mind, it is black.
In my mind, it is white.
In my mind, it is never gray.

In my mind, there is.
In my mind, there isn’t.
In my mind, there is no in between.

In my mind, I am doomed.
In my mind, I am dead.
In my mind, I am saved.