Once by Christopher McCarthy

Once, as a child, I was playing hide and seek at our house in the city.
Sardine in a hole, hiding ontop of Diana,

and Mark starts singing

‘If you’re happy and you know it, wash your hands!’

I burst. Out. Laughed. Peed myself.

Diana was mad.

Years later you helped me look back on this:

Mark was funny but unethical.

Seekers must seek silently.

Every movie bad guy calling to lure out those hiding
like so much bad prey.

They’ve already broken the rules.