Secret sequins

Every day when I get dressed

I find my pockets overflowing with my secrets

Where every secret is a shiny sequin

That burns inside me like a beacon 

Of raw desire, hurt, and lust and shame

Now and then when I get dressed

I think, today I’ll wear my secrets on my sleeves

Instead I choose a sleeveless shirt,

Where bare arms paint a picture of my hurt

A portrait of myself in muted tones


Once upon a time when I undressed,

I lingered.

I took the sequins from my pockets

Wearing nothing but an empty locket

And gently held the sequins shone like gems

At this moment

I got so hungry

For you to see me and devour me

My secrets naked there in front of you

Myself undressed.


17 thoughts on “Secret sequins

  1. the sequins created a path for this poem to find truth in nakedness not just of the skin but of the soul. i loved every line that connected with the next, your flow is impeccable. so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Gina, that was exactly my aim – sometimes baring your soul feels as vulnerable as baring your naked body. And your comment about flow..: I really appreciate, you are so generous in your comments. Flow is not something I find easy to achieve, and in this poem I found it particularly difficult!

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      1. in a way being naked can be less revealing then telling someone our deepest feelings. yes the flow was smooth and delicate. I think we are the biggest critic of our own writing which is good as we want to create meaningful writing. i do enjoy reading your poetry very much

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      2. oh thank you, i am so touched by that gesture. i am often late to posts and reading, working full time takes up the bulk of my day and i do want to catch up as much as i can. i too look for your posts now that i have found your writing. thank you again. i love the feedback you give me too. glad we can inspire one another!

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    1. You are exactly right. It’s hard to show your true self. It’s hard to show yourself naked sometimes too – well, not sure if you of all people would agree with that, but, yes, revealing oursrlves to another can be scary. You’re better at the poem interpretation thing than you might think!

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      1. lol! I totally understand. My nakedness goes back to a prior blog that I had. It was supposed to poke fun at me, and not an effort to make me look sexy. In fact, there are only two posts that are considered erotica, and mostly for the words and not the photos. There. I got that out!!! 😀
        Back to your post. I agree, sharing our inner selves, our fears, our insecurities is much more difficult than shed our clothing. I think.

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