It's interesting,

This face I put on.

Hardly anyone sees

Or realizes

The difference

Between it

And the real me.

And it's not as if

I hide me,

Just who wants to see

A sad me?

So I have a happy,

And a "happy".

Hardly anyone knows

The difference.

Does it matter?

After all, it's but

A little more work.

Only a little.

I still do a little makeup,

Wear the same clothes,

Do almost the same things.

What's the difference?

And who cares?

I'm still happy,

Whether it's with

Or without

The quotation marks.

I can still smile,

Though I might not find it funny

Or amusing.

And the world is satisfied.

So exactly what is

The difference?

And does it matter?