"In the Corner of My Eye"
Her conversation begins with a lie
but the Other doesn't know it.
She answers fine to the question
How are you? She is not,
isn't fine at all. The Other is relieved
to hear the expected answer, the one
everyone gives with a smile. Fine,
just fine, fine physically, mentally,
emotionally, fine in every possible way.
The Other says Great to hear, me too.
~ Mary Kling