The Smile

by allisonkujiraoka

I suppress that fleeting feeling of superiority

in deference to humility

cognizant of socially

    acceptable parameters.

I’m not feeling it

I’m just faking it

But that’s a secret

     Don’t tell.

I skim, I slide, I skate

I gloss over gaffes

I prettify the petty.

I attract, I reflect

I draw out the best

I mask, then uncover.

The rest, I invite you to discover.