fake

a smile

thats how it all

begins

with a hollow

smile

fake

surreal

a way

of letting the people

around me

know

im empty inside

but they take

a smile

as if it means that everything

is all right

like im just fine

inside

like every day

isnt a

struggle

a battle

fought against

myself

a smile is

my way

to cover up the pain

i feel

inside

but no one knows

its fake

my life is

fake

i am

fake.