I can hide
All of my little secret smiles
In public now,
And I don’t have to explain to a soul
What curls my lips so.
*** Masks also keep your face warm, and allow you to converse with yourself without attracting unwanted attention. ***
If you ever see me
Staring off into the blank spaces
Between the molecules in the air
With my hands clasped
Over the approximate location of my heart,
I am warming the cold
And melting the frozen
Over a private bonfire.
It is inside of me
And you will never see it for yourself.
But you will see it light my eyes
And curl my lips into countless secret smiles
That you might never understand.
You will see it rose my cheeks
And glisten my skin,
But you will never see it head-on.
You may spy its proof in me,
And you just might see it glowing from a place beyond my pores,
But you might never be able to put your finger on it.
Because it is just for me,
Some things are meant to stay within your bones to melt and evaporate in the boiling bubbling marrow, and re-absorb into the blood. Some things may never escape from the gravitational pull of galaxies and worlds under my skin.