Thank you to K.L. Caley of new2writing for all of the #Maydays prompts. Please go into the link provided and give her a follow! Today’s prompt has to do with secrets and I’m going to do an eight line poem called a san san which repeats, three times, each of three terms or images. The eight lines rhyme in the pattern a-b-c-a-b-d-c-d.
I’ll write you my secrets if you write me —
Yours; we’ll scribble them on note paper, you’ll–
Read my deceitful sins and I’ll read yours.
When we’re done sharing secrets we’ll burn free —
Our twisted minds; smoke curling paper fuel,
Deceit decaying flames –snatching your truth.
That’s why I’ve paper unburned, secrets yours.
Deceit in me shares secrets; you’ve no proof.
You thought I gave secrets, you thought from me–
You tore out a page, paper hiding fuel,
Cunning deceit, saw I in you, I tore —
Up my true secrets and gave you shallow dreams.
You’re not to be trusted on paper; you’re cruel,
Telling all deceitfully; no real proof.
So I lied to you and your paper rules.
Keeping my secrets safe; my deceit is truth.
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