Everyone has secrets…

            what’s yours?

 

That thing,

Those things

            that tug and pull

            at your sensitivities –

That thing

Those things

            that would make you gasp

            that would make you blush

            that could crush

                        your status

                        your friends and family

                        your work –

That thing

Those things

            that shake

            that rattle

            that rock

                        the heart strings –

 

The ringing and raging

            of the soul –

It’s solely yours

            to treasure and cherish

            to hide and not look at

            to make you cringe –

 

Kept to keep

            from yourself –

Kept to keep

            from creeping –

Kept to keep

            from leeking

            spilling and thrilling

            drilling, boring and busting

                        into the social sphere –

 

Giddup!

            into the gossip ring –

The thrashing and lashing sting

            when it circles

            when it swirls

            when it spirals –

Your viral

            secret

            gem

            jewel

            diadem –

In new publicly pushed form

            tainted

            tarnished

            tossed aside –

Now,

            worn and wasted

            uncovered and discovered

            you recollect

            scared and scarred –

 

That thing

Those things

            leave you naked and bruised,

            used

            for the sake of amusement –

            burned and bare

            fully exposed –

That thing

Those things

            ripe

            fallen

            and consumed

                        have stained,

                        yet only remain

                        for you –

 

You hide

            bury

            lock away

            and protect

                        another

                        and other

                                    thing

                                    and things