I toss words across an expanse

I toss words across an expanse

filling it with sound and nonsense

To push away silence

and pain

All the gunshot wounds

bloody arms

broken bones

They are covered by sing-song patterns

sweet phrases

and many mumbled assurances

Eyes can show the broken soul

yet be shimmering behind

the joyful tint of lying words

Therefore, I toss

words across an expanse

To build up my facade

so I shall never receive a second glance

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