I go to school

With an elaborate mask on my face.

It covers me in lies.

It makes me exuberant,

Even when I'm sad.

It gives me many friends.

But every night,

When I take my mask off,

I fall asleep crying.

I cry,

Knowing my friends

Aren't friends with the real me,

They are friends with my mask.

But if I take my mask off,

I wonder if my friends would like what they'd see,

Or if they'd turn a cold back on me.

So the next day,

I go to the fake world of school

With my mask

Still firmly in place,

And I know,

There's no way out.

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