From misheard statements
Creating false beliefs
Like an illness
Standing in its path
Hoping to create a barrier
To save society
But the illness grows
And swallows it whole.
“It’s so good to see you-
You look great!
More importantly, you look happy.”
You agree with a suspicious and silent nod
But a smile turns up the corners of your mouth
As you take a sip from your coffee
And the desirous heat from your mug
Accentuates your blushing cheeks
Instead of hiding them.
You take an exaggerated sigh in preparation
Then begin to tell me your latest story.