The name that lurks within my brain?
It finds a hiding place: a game
Of hide-and-seek. No matter how
I rack my brain, the name will now
Stay hidden, as in impish sport;
I draw a blank, I come up short.
And thinking — thinkinghard
, no less —
Will not produce the merest guess.
And yet, when my attention shifts
To something else, the name will blitz
From hiding place, as if to jeer:
“Remember me? I’m plainly here!”
is where the name has been;
I’ve lost at hide-and-seek again.