is when your boss sees your red eyes when you’re fresh from sniffling away in your cubicle
and to have him ask you, “Did you just cry?”
and you shrug and roll your eyes and say, “NO!”
when he knows you’re lying
so he asks you what’s wrong
but you try to act normal
but your voice cracks when you try to talk about work
and you stifle your tears, in case they flow down your cheeks again.
Sometimes tears of frustration just come, unwelcome
and it really sucks when it happens at work.
I can’t help it at times.
I hope he won’t give me a bad appraisal by the end of the year by saying, “She’s a crybaby, too soft. Weak.”