My Other Face

Paste on a smile, Maggie,

And show the world your happy face.

Apply your cosmetic armor,

Long lashes,

Full, bright lips.

You’ve worn that same sweater every day since Sunday.

Speaking of Sunday,

That’s the last time you washed your hair.

Doesn’t matter.

No one can tell by looking at you.

Paste on a smile, Maggie,

And show everyone how fixed you are.

Don’t look in the full-length mirror-

You aren’t that strong today.

Paste on a smile, Maggie,

And hide away your other face.

 

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