I smile all the time

I’m an agony aunt now and then

I dare to do random things

I go about life with enviable independence

I’m loud

I’m casual sometimes

I’m strong and arrogant

and then my facade ends

It stands tall in the face of an outsider

but beyond that mask

is the other me

the one that is scared and lonely

the one that needs to be held

the one that’s unsure of herself

the one that’s waiting to be taken care of


I let my walls down for you

I allowed you a glimpse of the dark recesses within

You simply turned and walked away…