My Lurking Smile


Hold your head up child.

It’s not so bad.

When the clouds are dark

When you walk alone

When you hug yourself to keep yourself inside

When the pain rolls in like a hurricane tide

Hold your head up. 

When there’s nowhere to run

Nothing to be done

Living no longer fun

Hold your head up.

I keep my smile in my back pocket.

When I want to weep, and cry!

When I curse and beg…

I pull it out

Sometimes there’s cat fur on it, and pocket lint

Sometimes it’s frayed and creased

Sometimes it’s too tight, and pinches a bit

but I put it on anyway.

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