Hide and Seek

We are lost souls

In the darkness

Trapped in an endless

Game of hide and seek



Time and hearts have

Worn us thin


We stumble, fumble

Get turned around

Sense of direction gone

Formless shapes

Pass us by

Push us, bump us

Out of trajectory

Never stopping

Never speaking


How will you know me

In this ocean of night?

In this sea of ghosts?

Will you know me

By the staccato rhythm of

Of my heartbeat?

Will you know me

By the lavendar scent of my tears

The iron twang of my blood?


Will you taste my pain

On the wind

Know which way to turn?

Will the faint throb of

Light that is my soul

Be a beacon to you?

Will you brush by me

And recognize the contours

Of my heart

A sigh of relief escaping your lips

As you instinctively

Reach out to grasp

My hand?


Bringing us both into

Sharp relief

Shading us technicolor

Hearts pounding

Hands trembling

Vulnerable eyes rising, meeting

As we finally know home

16 thoughts on “Hide and Seek

    1. Rob! You’re back! I have missed your voice. I am sorry that I have not been able to comment more on your posts. MY gig as a managing editor of SD and Secret First Draft on top of taking a Creative Writing Class this semester has required some juggling I haven’t mastered yet.

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