I'm Not Fine

People ask if I’m okay,

“I’m fine.”

I say it but it really means

“I’ve fallen apart.”

 

People ask me how I’m doing,

“Good.”

I say it but it really means

“I’m lost.”

 

People ask if I’ve moved on from The Charmer

“Of course.”

I say it but it really means

“There’s a hole in my heart where she used to be.”

 

People ask if I’ve moved on from my Bright Star

“I’m getting there.”

I say it but it really means

“She’s always on my mind.”

 

People tell me it gets better

“I know.”

I say it but it really means

“The pain never ends.”

 

People ask me how I’m feeling

“Better.”

I say it but it really means

“It gets worse every day.”

 

This poem is about: 
Me

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