even as all the people I’ve tried to tell
just sit there staring with their smile
and as though they’ve got some extra to sell
they brush you off with “it’ll be alright”
or even worse
as though you never really have a problem anyway

so making jokes gets easier the less
anyone wants to hear the realness in your voice
the desperate for choice
and soon enough you haven’t said
a thing that hasn’t ended in
the crowd all snicker smirking all the way into the night
and by the time you do decide
to open up and let it come all crying, crashing out of you
they’re all too drunk to even

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