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Sunday 6th November 2022

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Saturday 5th November 2022

Posted in Uncategorized on November 6, 2022 by uppyalf

The Smile

Today and tomorrow
I will wear it
From dawn until sleep
I will share it
It’s for me
It’s for them
A camouflage
A subtle make-up
This winning smile
Is for safety
A subterfuge
A sacrifice
A survival instinct
Allowing me to escape
Sometimes the pain
Of smiling is unbearable
So I take it out the
Door with me
Alone the mask falls away
The charade fails
Lines of reality appear
Slender threads belie
There is no time for this
The smile must return
And around it goes
No beginning
No ending
Today and tomorrow
I will wear it
From dawn until sleep
I will share it
It’s for them
It’s for me

Bish 5th November 2022