Written on my face
as I watch you circle the room
compliments reigning down
on all the unsuspecting clowns.
I try to hide the feelings
try to maintain a dignified silence
my heart breaks.
How can you not notice?
Do you not see the woebegone look on my face?
I hide myself in the corner
behind a pillared post
tears gathering on my cheeks.
Allowing myself a moment of sadness
before reentering the world stage.
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