A Blank Smile

                                                 Don’t smile with me if you don’t want to

Because I am not a mirror

Don’t be like a bluffer who gives me a black smile

In a strange, nervous and abnormal style

Because I am not a josher

Show me the genuine emotions of you

Give me something normal or natural

I am not asking for anything special

Just be yourself and I will appreciate it

Don’t give something unusual and vile

Give a normal, sweet and beautiful smile

Don’t give me a lot. I’ll be satisfied with a small bit

Because I want neither a black nor a blank smile

In a strange, white, hypocritical and unusual style.


Copyright © June 2020, Hébert Logerie, All rights reserved

Hébert Logerie is the author of several books of poetry.

This poem is about: 
My community
My country
Our world


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