Sad Face

Can't I have a sad face?

You want a smile plastered on my face.

Can't I have a frown on my face?

You want a smile pinned on my face.

Am I your doll?

I have not a life of my own.

Am I your toy?

I have not breathe on my own.


What is that?


Who is that?

Can't you hear the roaring silence eating me alive,

You don't see me, or won't see me.

I am covered to the hilt with your fake gold.

You can't see me, you have your blinders on.


(composed June 23, 2011)