Out of the Closet

Should I trust you?
Should I tell you?
What would you think?
Would you think I’m crazy?
What should I do?
It’s easy to keep it inside,
But after growing so much in heart,
I fear it’s not fair to keep it hidden.
I feel as though I did it.
And I could never do that to anyone.
Even in my wildest imagination.

Why should I bother?
It’s not like it’s going to bring them back.
They’re gone forever.
Who can do anything about it?
No one can! He’s too clever!
He’s so violent, so destructive.
I went through it too.
I just feel so horrible.
At least I survived!

10-18-1989
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Some things must be locked away.
That’s what closets are for… safe keeping/keeping safe.

Miscommunicated Goodbye

Miscommunication is a powerful weapon,
a misfire of tongues
causing so much damage
that cannot be undone.
People try to relate to one another
while trying to be discrete.
What is intended to build up
can feel like defeat.
Secrets are hidden.
Secrets are kept.
Secrets are revealed.
Tears are wept.
Apologies are given.
Apologies are accepted.
Sabotage and ruin
are intercepted.
Deep in the soul
where secrets live and die,
there is a disconnect…
a permanent goodbye.

3-14-15 Written by Gail Brookshire