My face screams agony wherever I wander
Between the lines of a soft smile
And the Gap in my two front teeth
I laugh, for the pain is too great
I join others because their union gives me isolation
And I weep.
The tears rumble from my eyes to burn my skin
Like acid through a tender cut
I am blinded.
By the soreness of my heart
And the wreckage it leaves behind
I love you. I smile because it's true.
You deserve nothing of this, and all of anything else.
So I smile through the gap in my two front teeth
To give you the last of my broken curtain