Dark unopened rooms
places where no-one dares to go.
Written in letters unsent
trapped in minds; never uttered.
Brushed under carpets
whispered; sometimes through decades.
Life shattering, unsayable things
heartbreaking and unacknowledged.
Painfully suspended in time; never shared
burnt embers of a life half lived.
The healing wings of truth
forever clipped by shame.
Secrets that should have been spoken
lay in graves forever silent.
January prompt-a-day with write alm today’s prompt is – family secret(s)