“Cursing and Crying”
National Poetry Writing Month 2018 Poem #6
You ask me how I am and I know
That you’re just trying to be polite.
But I can’t answer that honestly
Without CURSING and CRYING.
So I’ll put on a fake smile as I swallow
Down the tears and inappropriate
Words as I LIE and say that I’m FINE.
If you know me well enough to see
Through my ugly, hideous charade,
Feel free to PUSH the matter further
And ask me how I REALLY AM, but
Only if you’re okay hearing me rant
For the next ten minutes about how
Just NOT FINE that I really am now.