your face is a lie

by oniejo

there's seven reasons I don't trust you
six are your smile

you show too much teeth
little white gravestones
white too white

you flinch when you smile
does it hurt?
they don't notice
they don'tĀ 
i can tell

your lips are attached to strings
a marionette's smile
that keeps your eyes on ice

you smile when you're mad
you smile when you hit me
you smile when i bleed

you don't deserveĀ 
but you get