Don’t Worry About Me
I lie to hide my feelings,
because talking about them
means they're real.
I lie to seem safe,
so that my friends and family don't
pester me about my mood.
I lie so I can keep taking my pills,
prescription drugs that don't do a thing,
but they make other people feel better about my health.
I lie to sip the bittersweet wine of distrust.
I lie to be allowed my freedoms.
I lie because it's easier than the truth.
I lie because
I've been doing it for so long
that I don't know how
to tell the truth.