Jim Moore





Secrets

           for my mother on her birthday  

Somewhere at this very moment someone is eating peanut butter right
out of the jar! He is alone and the television is off. His mother has no idea
what he is doing. It is his secret. Very far away a dog barks, a horn honks.
The day his grandmother died he had a crazy desire to laugh and yet he
was very sad. You don’t tell your mother your secrets for fear she won’t
love you.