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dVerse — Shhhh! — Seven Secrets

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Seven Secrets

Delicious assignations, tantalizing tawdriness
Betrayal, concealment, smoldering silence

Midnight raids, candy corn amongst socks
Headlights off, on to 7-11; gobbling, puking

Under the table trading, permits to polluters
Cayman billions, rotting soldiers in trenches

Fat feet propped on desks, unoiled machines
Undotted “I”s, forgotten “T”s

Unseen bruises, battered worth, stalking
Passive-aggressive pot shots, uncaulking

Shunning, stealing, sabotage, smirking eyes
Plotting, put-downs, mirrored prize

Disdain, exclusion, division, justification
Certainty, masked civility, deluded superiority

 

 

I based my poem on secrets involving the “seven deadly sins” of lust, gluttony, greed, sloth wrath, envy, and pride.

Merril is today’s host for dVerse.  Merril says:
So, today’s Poetics prompt is simple. Write a poem in any style about secrets, or those who are often told secrets, such as spies, psychologists, priests–or friends.

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31 thoughts on “dVerse — Shhhh! — Seven Secrets

  1. That’s a comprehensive list of sins, Jade, some very unpleasant and disheartening, especially:
    ‘Under the table trading, permits to polluters
    Cayman billions, rotting soldiers in trenches’
    and
    ‘Unseen bruises, battered worth, stalking
    Passive-aggressive pot shots, uncaulking’.
    How dare human beings call themselves civilised!

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