Secret heart

There is a secret heart

in all beings that

not even the closest

of friends, family

or even the intimacy

of a lover knows,

for it is

never revealed,

never shown.


This secret heart is

filled with desires,

imaginings, dreams,

ambitions, transgressive thoughts,

scars and frustrations

that are held in the

silence of this well,

and only revealed

at times of existential force

when its stone walls crumble

just enough to reveal

what is really held inside.


This secret heart

is a place of shame,

with mysteries both

good and ill;

and all is hidden well

in this deep dark heart,

forced low and secure

for no eyes to see,

no gaze to dwell.