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M.utually A.ssured D.estruction

I collect your secrets.

I sequester your peccadilloes
in dark security near my heart.

You tell me all your vilest deeds,
for I tally, but never judge.

(I forgive but don't forget.)

In the delusions of your elastic mind,
my smile cancels all transgressions.

Go on thinking my silence is compliance.
Labor under a perception that I'm weak.
I beg of you, believe in me,
even though we are mortal enemies.

Why, you wonder, do I trust you?
Because my arsenal against betrayal

...is You.


This is a Three Word Wednesday post.

6 comments:

oldegg said...

Men are pretty stupid if they think they can read a woman's mind. Whereas man's is but an open book.

In fear and trembling I applaud this piece which flows so well and try to think what I may have said in the past!

February 22, 2012 at 4:47 PM
Ann (bunnygirl) said...

This actually started as a commentary on a co-worker's hypocrisy, but it definitely evolved. Who wants to read a poem about snarky colleagues, anyway?

February 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM
Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Maybe it's 'cause I just finished watching Revenge, but I would love to learn the secrets of these sorts of machinations.

February 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM
Sheilagh Lee said...

Deliciously true some people never get that you can forgive but not forget and think that is endless.They perceive it as a weakness.They are sadly mistaken sooner or later you must make a break from a vicious cycle and there sins are never forgotten.

February 22, 2012 at 9:23 PM
jaerose said...

Being a trifle 'M.A.D' myself I also read this as an internal dialogue..an argument inside perhaps..fighting for what's right..fine poetry..shines like a platter full of nourishing words..Jae ;)

February 23, 2012 at 1:19 PM
Alice Audrey said...

So, how about a follow up on this? The moment when the secrets are unleashed.

February 25, 2012 at 2:55 PM