Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October Memoir and Backstory Challenge: Secrets #1

Secrets is the topic for the next three poems in the October Memoir and Backstory Challenge.


I once gathered secrets
in a box.

They were quiet in there,
inspite of all they had to say
they kept their own counsel.

To look at them
they looked the same
on the surface:
black ink on white paper.

When I read them
I wondered how the heavy ones
didn't sink to the bottom
under their own weight.


Deb Stone said...

This is so lovely. I like the almost-animation you give those silent secrets despite what they knew. Your last line is amazing.

Jane Ann McLachlan said...

Nice image, secrets being quiet and weighty. I like the line, "They kept their own counsel."

Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll) said...

What a great way of looking at secrets.

Angie said...

I hope you opened that box at some point. Secrets when weighty have a way of growing.

Amanda M. Darling said...

I love the last stanza. It's amazing how some secrets feel so much heavier than others. I'd never thought about it this way. Thanks for sharing!