Painted on Smile

Standing in a Shopping Queue – with a painted on smile.

This is my afternoon.

I needed to go buy bananas for my mother who is on a care home but rapidly losing weight.. I have to top up her diet as the care for our eelderly and ill in the UK is not great ( costs literally every penny we have and yet still doesnt cover the basics)…

But I’m in abject pain and so to just get through this I’m smiling.. so that I dont cry..

The fact the person in front of me is talking and taking their time is absolutely killing me…

The fact I cant lean on anything- there just isnt anything to lean on..

The fact my hips are screaming in pain..

The fact my hands are on fire…

The fact my chest hurts as I breath…


That’s why I have a painted on smile.

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