i will not cry.

i will not cry.

i will not cry.

i wi-

my tears continue to roll 

and rumble.

the truth is 

my mouth is stretched 

into a smile 

by my need to be okay

to be normal 

when

really

i’m not.

(but i’ve learned that 

it is okay

to not

be okay.)

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