I know melancholy
I see it lingering in the shadows
I see it hiding behind my smile
I see it burning and shredding inside my stomach when I hold you.
I know emptiness
I see it every time someone talks to me
I see it every time I smile warmly and answer back
I see it when my eyes are filled with tears after laughing like an idiot beside you.
I know sorrow
I see it lingering in the place of the person talking to me
I see it hiding in the corners of my smiling mouth
I see it burning and shredding when I hold your hand, laughing noisily along our way.
I know melancholy, emptiness and I know sorrow. I stare at their beautiful faces every passing day.
The sad thing is that… they know me too.