I Had Known
By Izzy

I had known
That to keep my secret
For years and years
Would not be possible
Yet I would have tried

I would have tried
Because the secret is my burden
Which you should not carry
Yet when you shoulder it now
Do you even feel its weight?

I will keep other secrets
And wonder which of them revealed
Would frighten you off
Yet nothing revealed has yet

You still look at me
With the widest, warmest eyes
How can a man
Who has seen and done what you have
Remain still so innocent?

Unable to even see
How my presence taints you
Like the apple handed to Adam
Who could not understand its nature

Yet sometimes I wonder
Sometimes hope, sometimes fear
That if you could see this
You would not care