The cap

It’s when you become their pet project that you’ve got to learn
to protect your privacy or they’ll look inside you and see
who you really are.

Full marks for no distinguishing marks
other
than the scars that you hide,
the ones that they’ll never see.

If anyone earned a degree by making
a project on me becoming their pet
I’d get awfully upset.

I’m not yet at the
laboratory rat
stage.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.