We’ve been hiding something

We’ve been looking the other way

We’ve pretending everything is okay

I’ve been telling you 

At night

When you sleep

So that maybe

It will sink in


Different cycles of being

That take infections 

We’ve let go too long

Pouring hydrogen peroxide

So that it all comes to the surface

And we can see it

For the dirt that it is

In all of its glorified sadness 

That turns writers into poets 

And pop stars 

Into opera singers

Singing songs in other languages 

That break the barrier

Of what language means

Because every note has a voice 

And every melody a feeling 

That twists are hands back behind us

As we cry

From a sense of relief 

That we are finally letting it out

Everything is not okay

And it feels so good to say that


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