Inside my mind you smile often
and hug tighter.
Upsidedown your permanent frown looks like a smile
I tell you, 'you are prettier this way'
but your lips twist and tell me 'no'
and you don't want to be happy.
Inside-out your heart is still just like mine
Sideways i can only see half of what you are
[i always see only half of you]
i only see half a smile
[if i'm lucky enough to see one at all]
and most often i only see half a frown.
Outside your front door you say goodbye
close the door in my face
walk away laughing
and i cry.
Right-side-up you are my life
you don't want that
but i do