keeping secrets

Secrets

Written by Susan Noyes Anderson on . Posted in General-Literary Poems

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Image: Not to be Reproduced by René Magritte

Closed book am I,
cover-only showing;
all bound and stitched
up tight against
the knowing.

Print smeared and running
free across the pages,
corraled by seams and
fabric sewn in
stages.

I wrap it all up
carefully inside;
not even the mirror
sees the parts
I hide.

∞§∞

“Man is not what he thinks he is; he is what he hides.” – Andre Malraux

“We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.” – Robert Frost

“Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.” – Paul Tournier

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