You’re a fraud.
What? You thought I’d never say it?
Did you think that I lacked the courage or that I couldn’t see it?
It’s so evident it’s borderline embarrassing.
You ask, “How are you?” one moment, the say “Goodbye!” the next.
Before I even got to say a word.
What response did you expect when you couldn’t share one breath?
I absolutely get it.
The most important thing in this world is time.
Who you devote it to might as well be your bride.
I love that excuse, as if you think that a year from now you’ll be less busy.
Think about that for a moment.
Excuse me… where was I? Oh, that’s right.
You smile as you listen to my stories – actually that’s false!
To listen you must hear and when we speak you’re clearly a world away.
Your smile’s as thin as a razor, cutting up my soul… maybe… if I still had one.
Be upfront next time.
As we said before, what matters most in this world is time, so please don’t waste mine.
Don’t say “hello” if all you’re thinking is goodbye.
“I was trying to be nice.”
Nice try. That’s a lie…
And you’re a fraud.
You’re “worried” about me you say? Don’t be.
I’ll be totally fine when you’re gone.
How do I know?
Well… that’s because all along, I’ve been a fraud too.
Inspired by Words of Radiance – Brandon Sanderson.