secret box of sadness
sometimes secrets are
but still silently shielded
inside silences agreed
in unacknowledged unacknowledgement
secret dances of sadness, and joy
intertwined indivisible
never mentioned, but
overshadowing all being
awaiting the courage to release
the relief of pressures
too familiar to even recognise
opening to freedoms from fear
never before known, peace
Beyond Marsden Words – Session 1, 17th November 2020