"The most important things are the hardest to say.
They are the things you get ashamed of,
because words dimish them-
words shrink things that seemed limitless
when they were in your head to no more
than living size when they are brought out.
But it's more than that, isn't it?
The most important things lie too close
to wherever your secret heart is buried,
like landmarks to a treasure
your enemies would love to steal away.
And you may make revelations that cost you dearly
only to have people look at you in a funny way,
not understanding what you have said at all,
or why you thought it was so important
that you almost cried when you were saying it.
That's the worst, I think.
When the secret stays locked within
not for the want of a teller
but for the want of an understanding ear."