Fake Smile

It took a bit of practice but I mastered it.

In the right clothes,

the mind doesn’t matter and being a broken soul becomes a myth,

so what is better camouflage for mental health than excess doses of melanin?

I learnt to say just enough to be okay,

but eventually I realized I apologized a bit too much.

Saying things like sorry I don’t feel like I’m enough,

sorry,

I’m insecure and I sometimes hurt myself,

I’m sorry I get lost in my head and the voices drown my logic

but at the same time, I never asked for depression,

so please do better than call my desperation for an escape

a means to seek attention.