Secret

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Secret

Secret

Every man
and every woman
has a secret
that they keep
locked away
deep down
Inside .
Some give it up
while still alive.
Others wait
for the angels
or the demons
to arrive .

From “Ruminations of the Dead” by PWChaltas

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City

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Urbane

City
Surrounded by concrete,
lights,
and a crescent moon,
the obsolescence
of hearts confounds.
The milquetoast of regret
seizes,
and shattered glass
repentance
cuts a tear
of cerium oxide rust
in the soul.
It’s imperfect with
the screech of feather
cutting air,
as crackpots entertain
trained monkeys
on bandwidths,
while we engage
in the urbane .

From “Persephone’s Call” by PWChaltas