They ask me why I never remove my brown shades. They wonder if am hiding my dark circles from late night parties. Or covering my teary eyes from a crushed heart. They ask me why I hide behind my brown shades. They ask me if I am scared to make eye contact. Or if I don’t want anyone to know am looking at them. They ask me why I never remove my brown shades. They ask me now, they ask me then but how can I tell?
How do I tell them my brown shades help me see the world with a soothing tint? It tricks me into believing the weather is pleasant and the people a little bit nicer. How do I tell them my brown shades are my armor against anyone trying to peep into my soul? They are my guard that I never let down. They are the veil I hide behind when am asked why I never remove my brown shades.