where our secrets go

i.
ear drum to ear drum
transfer burdens through
each exhaled word.
the road will always
carry us, each breath
a choice. each whisper,
lava hardening over
our exposed skin.
 
ii.
there is a numbness in
silence that i have grown
to love more than the
loudest truths threatening
to break me into a mosaic
of i-told-you-so’s and
didn’t-you-know-you’re-
capable-of-rain’s.
 
iii.
every time i contemplate
letting the words slip
from my lips i remember
they are stones fracturing
your obsidian heart.
 
iv.
i break the earth
and bury the words
in the crevices of
the burdened soil.

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