From your friend in an innocent game of hide and seek
From your teacher in your free lectures
From the shopkeeper you pranked weeks ago
Hide your food
Hide your money
Hide your thoughts, your emotions
Don’t think, don’t breathe.
Squeeze yourself into the littlest of spaces
Make yourself insignificant
Don’t think individually
Follow heard mentality
Hide your feelings
Because that is the way to live
Hide from your griefs
Bury your sorrow and your guilt
Ignore the past and avoid the future
Hide from the shame.
The shame of violence and war
of rape and racism
Hide, from yourself.