2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 6

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I hope the challenge has been giving you plenty to write so far. I can't believe I'm already 6 poems deep into April (and today's poem is probably my favorite up to this point).

For today's prompt, write a hiding poem. You could be hiding. Someone else could be hiding. Something could be hidden. Or maybe there could even be a hidden meaning. I'm flexible with any interpretations poets want to put on the prompt. Have at it.

Here's my attempt:

"Too Quiet"

There are times
the silence

pulls my pulse
out of me

and fills my
heart with blood

so that it
feels likely

to explode
in my chest

but then I
find little

Will hiding
and laughing

it up in
a corner

and I feel
glad to be

alive and
have a boy

who knows how
properly

to mess with
his old man.

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