National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 14 (Part 2)

Bonus round! This set of poems for Day 14 for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from the Facebook NaPoWriMo page—write five haiku on the same topic. I’m going back and forth on the proper order for nos. 2 and 3, but will leave them be for now.

5 haiku about secret thoughts

That’s a funny thing
all these things we think about
but never speak of

I’ll never tell you
about the things I’m feeling
You might not like me

About these secrets:
not so important to you
but they’re my lifeline

No, you can’t say that
You have to keep it hidden
for it to stay pure

Love is no secret
Why do we see it that way?
Without it, we die

(14 April 2017)