Behind Her Mask

Behind this mask

of coldly calculated reason and logic,

is a small girl

choking on her tears,

helplessly drowning

in her despair.

 –

All she wants

is understanding and acceptance,

and even love:

unconditional love.

But, she’s too meek to ask for it.

So she just cries and mourns

the waste of her eighteen years,

the loss of her joyless childhood.