Camouflage



By: Natalie Hilden

Can’t hide
Among fake smiles, and shattered promises.
Make me an animal. Make me natural, if
Only to be told I am admirable.
Unfortunately, my hands still shake when
Fumbling to be free myself from expectations.
Let me fly
Away from the looks–
Gaze into your eyes. You say
Everything is okay tomorrow. The sun will rise anyway.