Look upon the empty shell of a boy once full of life. See the smile he wore on his face that would laugh with all the rest. For now it exists in a stable state never changing, happy or sad. See the facade that has been placed to avoid confronting others. We do not see that which we do not wish, and this boy now knows this truth. Beyond the mask is a sad child, one that no one hears. So maybe it is time again to recede into the shadows to avoid trouble for you. Time to disappear once more, to hide from what is true. Hide alone, until a time when someone will lend a hand. But to those around, who see the shell, a happy boy shall he be.