Salt Water

How many tears to the gallon?

How long can we run

On sadness

That no one knows

The salty things

That we hide

Shameful we cry in the night

For things we cannot undo

Fake and false identity

A new face for every day

Only to return to the same

When no one watches

Dried out leaves

Pretending to be green

From a distance

We look alive

Salt water kills

Trees, and humans to

Rots them from

The inside out