“Are you okay?”

“Are you okay?”

they ask in vain

Are you really

ever okay?

Is there ever

a day when

everything is

perfectly alright?

“Are you okay?”

can never truly

be answered with

anything other than

“No” or “mostly”

What am I

supposed to say?

People want me to say

that I’m okay

so that they don’t

have to think about it


But I’m never okay

never fully

and yet some people

still answer that

they are

Maybe one day

I’ll be able to answer

“Are you okay”

with a

more than slightly true





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