Melodramatic Caprice

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Today,
I’ve forgotten how to be happy.
Unfortunately,
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
numb.