why do you cry
   just a sad-faced tear
when the sunshine returns
   to warm us with cheer?

why is life hard
   despite happy times
clouds shade your eyes
   and dampen their shine?

your mind is a cheat
   and undoes its neat bows
a forest of tangles
   upsetting to those -

whose simplest of words
   can trouble for hours
and every solution
   goes salty and sour

the world cannot change
   your agonized brain's
tumbling cascades and
   everything is pain

11/8/20 2:15 AM

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