Hag Lake.


It’s kept away
beneath secrets and shame
I’ve been burying my entire life
so I hope you never find it
but if you ever do
promise me 
you won’t wade into the murky water
and try to make it out to the other side
where the light beats down on the shore
and appears much more inviting
I’m not certain 
that I’ll ever be ready 
to explain all of the dead bodies
that will be floating around you.