Hidden in plain sight you cannot see me,
my mask is too fitting for this masquerade
and you see only the shadow of my reflection
as I silently dance the lonely night away.
I am obnoxiously present, ambiguously apparent
but even now I slip swiftly into your memory banks
and simply surrender myself to the hidden deep
as we whisper words that mean nothing in the night.
My eyes beg you to find me, to discover my soul,
unearth this obvious mystery I have disguised so well
and strip me naked of my lies and truly see me
but you are blinded by the light and can’t hear me sing.
I am hidden in the crowd, ever present in the corner
of your eye but never quite real enough for you to be
inclined to stop for a moment and discover my depth
so we simply smile sweetly and swim on the surface.