just smile

I wrap my bandage smile
tightly over my mouth,
but you see
the pain dripping down
the crooked wrapping,
you know the despair
that infects underneath,
you know my emotional necrosis,
the dead emotions
that rest in me like corpses,
that I drag from room to room,
my closest friends,
and you know the antidote,
but you still do nothing,
and all I can do is smile.

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