A secret

There is that little thing
beyond the smile that
I can’t tell you about
because it hurts too much,
far too much, and it’s a
secret I will not tell you
or anyone else, not even
myself, for it is the demon
in the dark, it is the dark
spell cast from pain itself,
it is the secret that lies
so deep that only death
can end the torment of
its endless burning hell.