A veritable cornucopia of smiles
Flitting across your face
Each one holds me
With eternal grace
The happy and fearful ones
I’ve come to adore
The perplexed and suspicious ones
Abrasions to my core
The only smile
On your perfect face
That causes my heart to race
Is that angry smile
In rictus
Frozen in place

©Vivian Zems

December Writing Prompts 8/31