Assignment: Write a poem in 100 words or less. (More difficult than you'd think)
"My Abbreviated Confession"
I have secrets
secrets I should never entertain.
Secrets that, if told at the right time,
wouldn't have had to turn that way.
I am deceitful
and hold my secrets in.
I'm afraid, afraid for my sake,
afraid for the one I'd loose.
Guilt is heavy in my chest,
and aches with each new lie.
I relax with the object of my fraud,
listen as my heart slows,
and I remember why again.
One day I'll come clean
after all is said and done.
We'll come out of hiding, confess our sins,
and lie awake in the bed we've made.