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Do you have a secret life,
with secret places explored
only by yourself?
Do you?
Tell me about it,
let me in.
No you can’t,
of course you can’t,
it’s a secret.
Only you can go there.

So I must imagine
your secret life for myself.
May I?
Perhaps a house
with another family in it.
Perhaps a box hidden
under the floor
old love letters
or pornographic magazines.

Am I getting warm?
Of course you won’t say.
Well, you can’t say.
For you are part of
my secret life.
My imaginings,
my dreams and fantasies.
And they are part of me.
As real to me as the life I expose.
but no one can go there.
They’re my secrets.
What about you?
Do you have a secret life?
Do you?

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social
justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is
especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and
reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’
competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling
Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee,
Firewords, Vagabond Press, Light Journal and So It Goes Journal.
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