She smiles to hide her pain.
She laughs to hold back the tears.
She dances to keep herself from falling.
She works to help her forget.
She’s friendly but somehow always seems lonely.
She complains and jokes simultaneously.
She seems unfazed but, is super sensitive and reactive.
She tries to mask her pain but the sadness is always there.
Does she know that I notice? Does she know that I care?
Does she know she isn’t alone?
She may never say it, but I hope she knows that there are people who care.
I hope she knows that I’ll always be there.