Victor Porras

The Fašade

I look cool, calm, and collected,

and I seem supremely unaffected,

but you’d be sadly misdirected,

‘cause I’m actually a mess.

 

I’ve got everything I’ve wanted,

but I’m taking it for granted,

and I’m slacking off, undaunted

by the future that’s in store.

 

But in the end, it’s a disaster,

and I’m going downhill faster,

feeling like I’m not my master;

I can’t change my course alone.

 

Do I really care?

            of course

Is it showing?





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