Today, my brother is getting married.
Guess I gotta put on my happy mask*.
While all the while, I'll be wishing my Bear and my Babybear were there with me.
And fight back the tears.
Smile my fake smile and say congratulations, best wishes.
Oh yes, it is a happy day.
Better than a year ago today, indeed, but the memory will cast a shadow today.
Will anyone notice but me?
* refers to the poem "The Mask"