The Downside To A Smile

Let’s stop for a treat….
Your dad and I are getting a divorce.
Your hair is so pretty and long….
Must be fake.
You are so beautiful….
For a big girl.
Your voice is so pretty….
Are you sure your 100% Black?
I got you this toy….
Your mom has breast cancer.
Lets go get ice cream….
Your mom has passed away.
I’ll be there for you….
Silence.

I have grown to believe that no smile is complete without a gut punch.

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