When trouble finds you, it loves your silence. “Don’t you tell anyone!”
It says, “You just simply obey.” The scratches on your arms and tears in your eyes aren’t there.
You put on your mask and dance for everyone to see. That permanently carved smile, the laugh you practiced everyday to perfection, the explanation you’ve rehearsed since it came.
“No I’m fine, I’m just tired”, “Are you sure? … No.” The day has ended and you are left by yourself.
You walk into your room and take off your mask. You repair it of any cracks or dents, make sure it’s nice and ready for the next day.
Then you look at yourself in the mirror. “My passion is science, but I am a real drama queen.”