Kuudere: a character who doesn’t express emotion readily even amongst friends, often identified as cold or uncaring. Characters’ kuudere natures vary; while some kuudere are simply unemotional, others suppress their emotions because they cannot understand or label them, thus having no idea how to proceed but with perceived or true indifference. This type of kuudere may border on dandere (see term dictionary, "dandere"). Some kuudere suppress all emotion; fewer suppress only serious emotion.
Atashi no Kuudere
or “Cool Affection”
This smile most loved is a secret.
a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it, shadow-lurker, “I hate dogs” smile
dependent on sincerity…
…or abject mortification.
What it says is,
“Don’t touch me,”
while holding out a hand for mine
and, “You can do this yourself”
while reaching over my body
to wrangle volume controls—This smile
the only thing that is.
[Dedicated to Husband]