• Author B. D. West

It Can Always Be Worse

I am asked everyday

How are you feeling?

I hesitate every time.

Do I answer truthfully?

Do I lie?

Do I keep it real?

Truth is best today.

I tell it all over again as if it were something new.

I leave out I’ve lost hope today.

I finish.

That is their cue.

Their words pour forth through my ear piece.

I feel like I’m drowning.

I struggle to breathe.

It can always be worse they say.

Such a terrible one lined verse!

What does that mean anyway?

I’m not dying today so it’s not bad enough?

I guess the tragedy is

They won’t see it was worse than they thought.

I should have lied and said I was fine.

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