Stashed Away With Your Prized Accoutrements

the secret stories
you carry with you

how much do they weigh
what kind of pencils
are required

to keep them colored in
are they hazy or precise
do they comfort

or slice
& emphatically yours

to have & to hold
forever in your belly
unless you write them out

#26 of 30 Poems In November to benefit Center For New Americans. Today’s theme is SECRETS.


  1. How precise and wonderful the metaphors - the images created here are sharp tipped, yet the point, pardon the pun, is apt.

    Wonderful selection of pieces you've offered to us this month - thank you :)

  2. First of all, I admire you for doing the 30 day writing challenge. And I love the image of a belly full of stories.


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