You start screeching into your phone,
Hand gesticulating wildly,
I sit in front of you,
Whispering to myself ‘Hide me’
Maybe if I say it enough times
I’ll eventually disappear
I want to be invisible to you
I want you to not remember that I’m there
I hide in plain sight,
As you bang the table with your palm,
I hide inside blank stares,
I want to escape from this unharmed.
I hide behind a glazed-over gaze
Trying to avoid your escalating fury,
I wish I was transparent,
As you approach, I whisper again ‘Hide me’.