before the world flipped upside down,
behind smiles that didn't reach my eyes
and a resolve to only get through each day.
all that mattered was that my mask
would stay on.
but now that i have not
put it on in a while,
i realize that i don't want to wear it ever again.
i was flipped on my head.
the personality, the emotions,
the actions that i have suppressed
for years need to be righted.
they make me the person i am
it will take a lot of courage and time,
but when the world is flipped back over,
onto its right side,
i will be flipped upright too.