Poetry: Secrets

Issue 2.1

by Bob Thimmesh

Secrets are whispers
carried on the wind of privilege
a wind of harm

ony (in the key of C)
and the dissonance
of a B-flat despair;

some carry the guilt of a solo riff,
others the synchronized delusion
of a hidden sweetness.

Privilege, a summer dalliance
that replaces the possibility
of good with the certitude of loyalty;

for loyalty caroms through
the curves of whim
ricocheting from the wall
of rationality to the wall of caprice,
and sustains itself
by feasting on its adherents;

for the secret becomes
its own testament, complete
in its ontological pedigree,
a temple where wind-borne words acquire
the sacredness of an ex cathedra proclamation.


Bob Thimmesh is a retired businessman who enjoys spending most of his time writing poetry and fiction. He is currently working on his memoir and lives in central Minnesota.

 

Published by

Alexandra Stanislaw

Alexandra Stanislaw is the Editor-In-Chief and founder of Devise Literary. She is also an Assistant Editor for Hotel Amerika. Her work appears in Crab Fat Magazine ("The Good Friend" and "Tampa Raised You Up"), Ragazine, and Chicago Review of Books.

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