Why I Hide

People ask me all the time, "Why are you so quiet?

I usually reply "I don't know", but even I don't buy it.

I'm not like other people in social situations, 

I don't laugh, goof off, or start up conversations.

I often wonder feverishly why I act that way,

And the only explanation is the fear of what they'll say.

I'm scared they'll mock and shun my true identity,

So instead I hide my spirit behind a false depiction of me.

 

 

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