How is it possible to dance through life
with such perfect poise and elegance
that one is accused of lying,
told they’re hiding emotions,
maintaining a facade
to soothe society
when they are just
life will always improve,
even when in the face of
the most difficult adversities?
Or do we as a society,
label them as excessively naive?
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.