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


No notices

No surprises

But still…

The tension, my boiling point


No cautions

No disguises

You kept me in the dark

All this time


And I mean everybody


I feel so out of place

All along it feels like they’ve been

Laughing at me

I thought we were laughing


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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