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I remember playing tag
with my daughters:
they never caught me then
and never would;

or that last game
of hide and seek,
when night fell
and they went to sleep

and woke the next day,
while I remained here
hiding: unfound
for years and years.

Robin Robertson is from the northeast coast of Scotland. His last book, Swithering (Harcourt), won the Forward Prize for Best Collection of 2006.

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