So much lurks beyond an innocent smile,
To hold back the truth, the hostile:
“How are you?”
“Really? Me Too!”
“We need to get together again.”
“I totally agree.”
“Gotta go, but nice talking to you!”
As we separate, Mom mumbles, “Ugh, I can’t stand her.”
Is it just she who completely lacks candor
Or are all adults fluent in passive aggressive slander?
If so, adult-ing seems childish from a child bystander.
Kyle Gerstel is a writer, theatre director, and student from Seattle. He constantly ponders if he is actually just living in The Truman Show, and the person filming his life made that movie to show what an idiot he is that even after seeing a movie about what is happening to him, he still believes his environment is real.