Ulterior Design

You claim to love me
but you like to watch me bleed.
You smile when you hurt me
and you think that know one sees.
I hide from you the way I hid from her,
quiet as a mouse,
I do not not breathe or stir.
Hoping hard not to be uncovered-
a-coup-de-gras!
I am undiscovered.

Copyright 2017.   L.L. Shelton.

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