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An Acrostic

By KJ AartilaPublished 18 days ago Updated 18 days ago 1 min read
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Elephant in the room

Conversations designed to avoid

Lies of omission -

Insidious, impervious to truth

Permanent scars denied

Secrets in shadows,

Eternally shaded


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KJ Aartila

A writer of words in northern WI with a small family and a large menagerie.

My Substack

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  • Joe O’Connor10 days ago

    This is intense and heavy KJ, and I like how the light/dark mirrors the truth/deception in the relationship. "Insidious, impervious to truth"- nice!

  • A profound one!

  • Excellelent entry though deliberately dark

  • Ooo I liked this

  • Oooo, this was extremely profound! Loved your Acrostic!

  • And never shall the sun rise upon what happens behind closed doors. Secrets which kill the soul far quicker than damaging the body beyond repair.

  • Well-wrought! Definitely explores the theme in a short and--bittersweet?--way!

  • Nail - Head. You have mastered the target

  • Paul Stewart18 days ago

    Oooooh Keila. Love this. I mean...it's deep and kinda stingy...but love it. Well done.

  • Cathy holmes18 days ago

    Oh my. This is deep. Well done, my friend.

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