smile ~NaPoWriMo2020 Day 9

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Do the tears on my cheeks betray my counterfeit smile?

Am I predisposed to melancholia or is it your castigation, whether real or imagined?

Do I let past disapprovals and injustices color you?

I quiet my breath and try to vanquish residual fears,

as I dissect and rearrange my thoughts into something more palatable.

~Melanie Thomason



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2 responses to “smile ~NaPoWriMo2020 Day 9

  1. The first line really pulls you in. Very cool writing. Melancholia is such a wonderful word, tucked neatly inside your poem.

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