I can’t keep this under wraps.
Or talk like you’re not in the room.
This pretending is ridiculous.
But I’m scared, which makes me do stupid things.
So I pretend not to notice.
Make with the nice nice.
And keep going.
When people ask
The subject is changed faster than a baby’s diaper.
Which only makes the deception that much harder
And makes my face hurt
From all this smiling.