2590c0d371273807a2ebdc59d77c1595Fling yourself open she said
Oh no please don’t !
Smile until your skin peaks off they’ll never know or see
The pensive sadness waiting in the wings
Hide hide
Behind this fading ballroom grind
Comedians you see, are often glad to make you laugh
For they get to quiet their own demons
Show off, bedazzle, purchase a moment not your own
Through the glamor hide thoroughly
A slow leak of helium
Deflating in falsetto voice
Out of sight we stand in front of the world wearing our curse
A red bow tie, unraveling into rope, garters make a sordid welt
Lest we reveal
Lest we reveal
The truth
Behind broken smile