Hide and Seek (Poem)

You don’t know how it feels in here,

you’re not in my head, you see,

to keep you out, I’d lie to you,

I’d lie to keep the peace left to me.


I got it all jumbled, the up and the down,

Don’t know what’s good from bad,

I’d still fight to keep the good I can,

and take what bad is to be had.


Hide and seek’s the game we play,

a game of screens and smoke,

I hide you seek, I seek you hide,

and what’s left to unearth is hoax.


Sakshi Chopra

19 May 2016