A secret that I

had buried deep

is rising to the surface

and disturbing my sleep.

I don’t know

what has occurred

that has led to these

emotions being stirred.

I thought I had left

it all in the past

but now I’m starting

to worry it will

be exposed at last.

Could it be a

guilty conscience

now in fear of

an act of vengeance.

Would it be better

if I told someone

who might have

the answers and it

could be all undone.

But what if they don’t

like what they hear

and believe that my

motives are insincere.

Then they may desert me

and leave me on my own

for what I’ve done

they could never condone.

man in blue and brown plaid dress shirt touching his hair
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