You remain unconvinced of my emotions 
“How can a light that shines so bright once have been a dim flame”
I roll my eyes
im the poet, or atleast that’s what I say
you tell me 
“Keep writing”
“keep smiling”
to keep pushing on through the thicket of what was and always will be 
Do you know me?
or do you now think
You’ve only grazed the surface