Hide and Seek
Bleaker that it ever was,
Leaves on the ground,
As if that’s where they belong.
Paint peeled off in strips,
And cracks on the wall,
Oh, and there are those trees
We used to climb.
I was always the mom,
And you were the dad,
And the rest of them were just our kids.
Yeah, that was how we played house.
As they all teased, we just laughed,
And our ol’ folks said,
“Yep, they gonn’ end up just like that”.
But I wonder if you ever knew.
That I liked playing hide & seek better.
It’s the only time I get to have a break from baby-sitting.
A time alone in the dark,
Waiting ‘til the parents call,
I loved how no one could find me at all.
However, childhood never lasted.
And all of us, we grew from certain things;
The twists of fate,
And everything that fell in between.
Maybe it’s a cruel joke or that it just had to happen;
Or maybe it was hide and seek turned bad.
That’s how long I got lost in hiding.
Time broke us all, shaped us… mold us…
It turned us into beings
We don’t even understand nor trust.
And to be honest, at times
I wish things were simpler,
Like that first kiss.
I remember crying all night after that.
My sisters and friends, they laughed;
Because I didn’t understand.
Maybe, I was too overwhelmed,
Maybe, I felt cheated
That my hiding place
Had been invaded.
Now, back to the future.
Here we are again,
Same place, just old faces.
The time wasted, lingering;
And your taste making me nostalgic.
In fact, too comfortable.
And again, I felt found.
How could it had been always you?
So, I don’t ever want to hide no more.
It’s serene lying naked with you,
As you talked and smoke that cigarette.
I felt so real
But the ol’ folks were probably right.
Playing house at this age,
Seems so wrong, but felt so right.
I can’t help thinking how it will go;
As we talked of painting walls;
And being so beautifully
Broken together, and feeling whatever;
Denying we were still those two kids, playing.
Had turned to something it never were;
The paint still off in strips and cracked were the walls;
Things still out of place.
But here, we lie in each other’s arms,
Broken but beautiful,
In this lil’ piece of heaven on earth.