It is better to have the upper hand by…


Pretending I’m not scared, when I am.

Pretending I’m unaffected, when I am.

Pretending It doesn’t hurt, when it does.

Pretending it doesn’t matter, when it does.

Pretending nothing irks me, when annoyed.

Pretending nothing bothers, when bothered.

Pretending I am cool, when I am on fire.

Believing my pretence doesn’t make me a liar.

And then letting it go before I get mired.