6 September 2021: Secret

Tell Me a Secret

This day
is attached to nothing,

and it unleashes the night
like dark hair.

My hair was dark once,
long ago,

when branches were winter
and secrets were shadows.

Tell me a secret.
I need something to keep.

Photo by Nick Nice on Unsplash. Shared with @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter   ©Misky 2021

10 responses to “6 September 2021: Secret”

  1. my hair was darek once, long ago, too 🤣

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    1. Thanks, Worms! ☺️

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  2. I love this poem. Mysterious, like Worms says. It invites a poetic response,
    I have a secret…

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    1. 🥰 thank you.

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  3. I’m not much of a fan of tricksy justifications. They seldom seem to have purpose. This pairs with the illustration as if it were the root and the tree, its voice. And again, the summary couplet is a knockout.

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    1. Hurrah!! I wondered if that nuance would come through. Glad you like it, b.


  4. Non-secret: I love your work, Misky. And the un-attachment you cite in the opening is what I live by. Let the minute be the minute. Awesome work. Thanks.

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    1. And many thanks back. 😊


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