No Surprises

I’m struggling to figure out

I never really had a doubt

Going to that special place

I will never show my face

Again.

No notices

No surprises

But still…

The tension, my boiling point

Rises

No cautions

No disguises

You kept me in the dark

All this time

Everybody

And I mean everybody

Knew.

I feel so out of place

All along it feels like they’ve been

Laughing at me

I thought we were laughing

Together

No demands

No more masks

I guess one little answer

Is too much to ask

No notices

No surprises

I have never been so afraid of not hiding.

Kashondra McArthur
Age 15, Grade 10
The Child School
Silver Key

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