To those who told me that my life is too “perfect” for me to be depressed,
Or that I look “too happy” to have any problems:

I am sorry.
When I signed up for this,
They forgot to give me my guide to depressed facial expressions.
Or “How to Not Have a Perfect Life 101”.

I’m kidding.
I didn’t sign up for this.
And last time I checked, neither did anyone else.
It kind of just comes, you (clearly don’t) know?
Not really caring how perfect your life looks. 
Or how pleasant you seem.

I don’t blame you for thinking I am happy or perfect.
I do not wear my heart on my sleeve.
I was just taught to be grateful for what I have.
And so even when it hurts,

I smile.

- J


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