Hide and seek is our favorite game.
You hide and I’ll count to ten.
Sometimes I hide and you search the crowd for a familiar face.
1… I close my eyes
In my mind I have already kept tabs on all your possible moves.
Behind a lamp post, in front of endless steps.
You could be anywhere.
3… Sometimes, you disappear for weeks.
There are days when I don’t want to play anymore.
5… After all, this is just a children’s game.
6… Maybe that’s all we are, that’s all we ever were.
7… Do you even know we are playing?
8… Nothing is off limits, and so I know I may have to wander endlessly, wondering if I will ever see your face again.
9… I will keep searching a sea of strangers until the day I wake up and forget what your face looks like. Just for the joy of winning. I’ve always been a sore loser.
It’s almost time to open my eyes and begin again.
But this time, I wish 10 wouldn’t be the next number.
Because even the best games get old.
I don’t want to search anymore. I don’t want to seek.
But I can’t help myself, so
10… Ready or not here I come.