A guest submission for the Creativity Challenge! Numbers 2, 7, and 8: a cloud, a volcano, and a skeleton.
You keep your skeletons
Safely tucked away in your closet.
My demons are not so easily subdued.
The carcasses of my incriminating secrets
Surround me relentlessly,
A thick, heavy black cloud of volcanic ash
That settles down on my shoulders,
A weighty cloak for all the world to see.
Written by Melaney Arruda, author of the Things I Would Have Said blog.