Black eyeliner hides black eyes.

False confidence hides battered pride.

And hope is used to dream away shattered lives.

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It's like nothing ever happened

And you didn't exist.

We never laughed or cried or kissed,

Or believed.

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It pains me to remember,

So I'll go underground.

I'll be in hibernation for a while.

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I will walk dark streets

And wander into bars and fetid alleys;

Penetrating the wicked underbelly.

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You'll find me in the shady parts,

The places few dare to tread.

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A soiled angel down on her luck

With bloody, broken wings.

She has no bearing anymore,

She's just looking for a drink.