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From Then to Now (TW for mention of self-injury)



I smiled with confidence
So you wouldn't notice
How weak it really was.
I laughed a lot
So you wouldn’t notice
That I was forcing it.
I wore bright colors
So you wouldn't notice
How black my heart was.
I wore glasses
So you wouldn't see
The tears misting
My dull eyes.
I loudly coughed
So you wouldn't hear
My rumbling stomach.
I wore long sleeves
So you couldn’t see
The red art I made
On my skin.
All of this
To make me wish my life
Could be happier.
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Submitted by lonely-blue-sheep on April 06, 2022

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