Poker Face

My head is bare, my back bleeds red through white.
Ramshackle illusion of life long gone.
The faces of loved ones, the hugs so tight.
Security. But now I'm just withdrawn.
I try so hard to glue smiles to my lips.
And keep the lights switched on behind my eyes.
But shadows swathe me, a total eclipse
Of all I am, leaving exposed the lies.
But no one can tell, no one need know it.
They're my secrets, my problems, I'll just write
The issues away, and down each spirit,
'Til it burns the memory and leaves white.
It's just temporary, it's not enough,
And someone, someday soon, will call my bluff.