there’s certainty in secrets

balance Maeve-Harris

she told me…she knew…there’s certainty in secrets

involving semblance…distance… voice…that’s

been with us since beings noticed privilege

 

she told me…brain deep balances weigh

passioned envy love malevolence and spite

‘til their accrual slips overflow to power

 

she said secrets are prime colors

shading light and dark, and that they stain

like pomegranates or bitter cochineal;

that they are tension circle dance that breaks

to partnered waltz with accompanying missteps

and blurred edge dizziness

 

she told me secrets are music…notes so timbred

and distinct, toned and played, that they capture bind

indelible with voicing

 

Bonnie Marshall

Artwork by Maeve-Harris

 

6 thoughts on “there’s certainty in secrets

  1. I never realized before how many different things a secret could be: “envy love malevolence and spite”, “tension circle dance that breaks”, and “distinct, tone and played, that they capture bind indelible with voicing” all at the same time. This is both brilliant and beautiful.

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