My Filth Is Hidden

I shove all my filth in the closet

And you don’t know the difference.

I hide all my clutter

And you think me clean.


I have practiced this façade for so long

And now you can’t see through it.

I disguise all my garbage

And you think what’s left is me.


I once was transparent

Once you could see right through me.

But then I discovered this smile and these words

Could hide it all from you.


Deep in that corner,

In that dark corner I protect,

Lie all my secrets

Lies all my filth

Lies all my sin.


But I put on a smile and you don’t know it’s there

I tell a story and you forget

I show you my desk and you think me clean

And you can’t see through me

For all my filth is hidden.

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