Poem – darkness behind my eyes

 

darkness behind my eyes
I know you can smell it
can see the taint in me
the freshly turned earth
new graves
for dead hopes
I’m trying
to hide it
to fit in
to protect you
I do my best
to follow the script
to make you comfortable
to show no scars
but
in my mouth
beneath
all my words
is a scream
and under
my platitudes
a raging despair
I reassure you
I’m doing okay
but tonight
I want
to claw
the nightmares
from my brain.

 

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