my secret to keep

i am always secretly angry
with myself
i look inside my own mind
and i am never satisfied
it is my secret to keep
this persona of cool control
i present to the world
my mask of false perfection
worn so none will ever know
that underneath it all
the imperfections roil
my vicious thoughts like vultures circle
and pick flesh from my living bones
i grieve for the self acceptance
i’ve never had
i seethe and the heat it gives off
keeps me alive
without it i’d surely be dead inside
i long to tear away this mask
this falseness born of fear
and show the world the real me
and yet it’s not the perfect me
somehow i feel it needs to be
so we have settled in for the wait
this secret anger and me
we may be waiting here for quite a long time

my secret to keep

greeneyedlady

Joined March 2008

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