Scar tissue abundant inside, she saw straight past my disguise.
"All your vitals are fine, but internally you've fallen behind"
As if she'd peered straight through my eyes.
My melancholy demise.
She kissed my cheek, a surprise.
Hopeful that I'd survive.
I laughed and told her I was fine.
Confirmed that it was all true.
My heart once whole, now torn straight in two.
In that moment, worry had painted itself on her face.
With my smile worn humbly, I continued,
"But I'll piece it back together, if only just for you."