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Hidden in Plain Sight
She sits, legs curled into herself, shoulders shrugged
(She is hiding in plain sight)
Her face disappears
Behind a curtain
Of rich russet hair
(She is always hiding
From what nobody knows)
And I think she might have smiled, softly.
(She is hidden in plain sight.)
Very withdrawn and very silent and very closed.
(She hides in the daylight)
Closed to everything
Or everybody
(She isn’t often here.
No telling when she’ll slip out)
And she speaks sometimes,
Like she wishes no one would notice her,
(So people don’t
Don’t bother to learn
About this beautiful, hidden girl)
As if she’s afraid to be criticized
(Hiding she can be
At peace; for a moment
Or two.
There’s this note in her voice
(Nearly impossible
To eradicate)
Trembling, her voice trails up
(Like she does want to be heard, but is too afraid
To make a difference)
As if she wants someone to care
But her words are hard to hear
And harder to catch
Very slippery, and very true, and very silvery,
(She hides
in the daylight
slumbers in plain sight
unperturbed but dreaming
of the day
her someone will save her)

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