in this hide yourself 
be silent sea of blank stare faces 
captives of the 9 to 5 
and 6 days sold to 6 nights' numbing- 
will be the one?

will it be you? 
.....then who?

who has ever wearied of feelings leashed to inlaid smiles 
that even wives and hsubands in love's heat half mustered 
can't remove- 
will be the first to laugh off cue 
and let the game come second for a change?

in this sea unrippled 
will dare be first- 
i ask because 
i know it cannot yet be me


© Arenson Paul 2016