I’ve forgotten how to be happy.
contorting a strained smile
to set others at ease
doesn’t work when you’re confronted by a mirror –
that girl, she hurts more than it’s worth.
but what’s even worse,
is that I can’t even turn this pain
into a beautiful verse
about overcoming difficulties
and learning profound life lessons
because none of that ever happened.
I guess I just don’t know
what’s left to say
when all I feel is