Tears:

Do tears mean you have to cry?
I'd prefer not to cry.
But I can't stop the tears…

"Don't look at me that way,
don't pity me
I'm not sad!"
(But I'm not happy either.)
"I'm not crying
I'm fine
I promise
I'm fine"

I say as I turn my head
to hide the tears
that pour down
my tattered face.

Fine
simply fine
just divine
sublime.

Im crying now
not that you would see
because im crying the river
inside of me
you couldn't tell
if you saw my face
a convincing smile instead, coz
tears have no place
they don't look nice
or so I am told
make others feel your pain too, and
make you look old

How confusing…

Tears: the only water that burns