The darkness

She hides under fake smiles
eyes wide, hoping no one will see
the fear that overwhelms here inside.

“I'm Fine” she says, nodding her head
but hoping someone will see through
the uncovered lies don't hide the hurt.

Cornered. Wall close in on her
unable to escape from the cage
the cage in her mind.

The shadows chase her, closing in
and drag her down to the darkness
though, to others, nothing has changed.

For the darkness is not an enemy that
can be seen by all. It was inside of her..
and no one looked close enough to see.

The End

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