Hide and Seek

For those who love to play with metaphors – I wrote this hide-and seek – and FIND-poem some years ago.
Convincing
I challenge you to find me I said,
Behind whatever disguises I offer!
I will find you, he said, even if you hide
In the crack between centuries.
I turned myself into a deserted
Garden, rusty iron fence with croaking
Hinges, whining and complaining at
Human touch. Dry and brown spotted
Leaves on the ground, cracked flagstones
With tired yellow grass
I filled the sad house with mold and cold,
Dust and rust, and hid my heart in the cellar.
My disguise was so convincing that I
Disappeared into it, I became the deserted
House with coleoptera, spider webs as curtains,
I forgot it was a game
For eons I forgot
Then – one day the sky was filled with pink
Like a bed sheet of happiness drawn all up to one’s nose
And you sun-rained through the cracked roof
Into my creation!
You met me in the cellar stairs
And grinned
And I remembered that I thought I could be lost!
How did you recognize me, I asked
And you just shook your head at such
Silliness
What took you so long, I said
And you said: beloved, we just parted
My heart burst out in daffodils
We frolicked for quite a while
And then I wanted to play hide again
It feels so darn good to be
Found
And seen through
 Feel free to share, provided you give me credit for it:)

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mona Gustafson Affinito
    Aug 28, 2020 @ 14:33:44

    I love this!

    Reply

  2. Barbara Rodgers
    Aug 29, 2020 @ 12:20:17

    “My heart burst out in daffodils” ~ Love this one! ♡

    Reply

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