Sunday, May 11, 2008

A poem

You ask if I'm okay.
At least, you use those words:
"Are you okay?"
But your eyes are screaming.
Louder than those words.
"Say yes. Just say yes."
I can't ignore your eyes.
I can't ignore the voice
That tried to choke that question.
Kill it before it could reach me.
So I mumble in the affirmative.
I think we both know it's a lie,
But it's what you want to hear.