The Lie

“Don’t worry, I’m fine.”

Who knew lying was so easy? But then this untruth rolls off the tongue with practised bravado, so often is it told.

“I said I’m fine.”

It’s the cork that keeps it all inside, stops the darkness leaking. Don’t let it spill, don’t let it out. Keep it bubbling away beneath the surface where it can’t hurt anyone but me.

“Honestly, I’m fine.”

The only lie I’ll let myself tell because it makes up for all the rest. Every day, every night. Every time someone asks if I’m okay.

“I’m fine. Really.”

But I wish I didn’t have to tell it. I wish someone would see through it.

See the truth in my eyes and in my smile.

See the boy inside the man, too afraid to cry.

See what I need.

See that it’s you.

“I’m fine.”

But you never do.

The Lie

Aimless

Exeter, United Kingdom

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Okay, this is actually a rewrite or something I put up a few days ago but then pulled because I wasn’t happy with it.

I can’t say I’m particularly ecstatic about this version either, if I’m honest. However, I think it’s as good as it’s going to get for the moment, so I thought I might as well put it back out there on the off chance it speaks to anyone.

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