I’m cold, dark and dirty.
But I know no one can see me.
Taking time to straighten out,
Pretty up for the world around.
Pretend I will, for the world’s sake,
Show some love to hide my hate.
Laugh like the rest, maybe more.
Live like the books taught us how.
Soon I get to be one of them,
Part of the gang, a real shot at fame.
Living the life I detest,
Hoping for that chance to tap out.
Someday, I’d keep saying.
Looking for the escape to be me.
But it comes too late,
I think now, kicking in my grave.