OneWord, "Secret"

The OneWord prompt - a website that gives writers a word and 60 seconds to scribble something - is secret. A good word, secret, since we all have them. 

Life In Real Time

Carrying its weight feels, at times, like I’m drowning. 

Well, not drowning, really. More like a slow grind, maybe like geology, where I, in time, will become just bits and pieces, dust. 

I figure that’s OK by me. Penance for my sins. 

Keeping this secret. 

Holding it tight.

Knowing we’ll never be able to come out of its inky shadow.