She caries that smile from check to check.
Like a mask stuck to her bones.
Not enough food on the table.
Her 4 children are getting thinner and thinner every month,
And she will have to explain why daddy is not around anymore.
He abandoned us. No, she still cannot tell them.
Lie? She can't either.
She only stares at those little soggy eyes that scream silent cries... The ones only a mothers heart can hear.