This post is for Fandango’s Flashback Friday. The poem below was written / originally posted on August 27, 2019. It was inspired by the picture below, which was part of another challenge. Today, I would have preferred to post something not-sad, but this poem was the best one from the last few August 27ths.
Greyness permeates, but there’s one stripe where color shines across her face, and people see signs of life.
Maybe they don’t see anything,
But a red smile, to beguile them.
Is a painted face enough to distract them from her pain, to fool them when she lies, that she is fine?
No one notices.