What the hell does it mean
that I always want to thank people
or tell them I’m sorry?
Recently the findings have been
that I need to emote.
The only way I know how currently
and to no one,
or a few select people. My friends?
But it sounds so unlike me
or the character I’ve created
to be so genuine and affectionate to others.
They wouldn’t even know it was me
without a label telling them.
My mask would fall to show all the tears
behind which have dried,
only to begin again,
as the crowd takes the mask
and leaves me to weep.