A Secret for One

May I have a secret for one?
How much will it cost?
I don't have any change
May I keep this secret for one?
For me to hold when the night is cold?
When the trees demand entry through
My suddenly quiet window?

What, may I ask, is this secret for one?
Oh, you won't ever know; it's secret you see!
Such a bittersweet secret never was!
I couldn't tell you unless we traded-
Secrets that is...

If I whispered that I loved you
Would you whisper it back?
If I assured you my secret was unkind
Would you assure me that it was not?
If I told you my secret for one
Would you swear not to tell a soul?

No. This secret is a secret for one:
This secret that you will never know.