I look into your eyes prepared to utter my truths, but the tight lump in my throat obstructs the words.
I take a deep breath while my thoughts fumble and jumble and eventually convince me to refrain.
But, wait, I’m determined to express how I feel!!! Oh, who am I kidding? My cognitions are so commanding.
They manage to silence my feelings by way of intimidation. Somehow, all that I wanted to say sounds like, “Yea, I’m ok”, followed by a faux smile.