Can you keep a secret? Have you ever — intentionally or not — spilled the beans (when you should’ve stayed quiet)?
What’s a secret between friends,
If the secret’s only in abeyance,
By one party or the other.
It makes no difference,
It’s just another prisoner’s dilemma.
And a case of bad cop, good cop,
Played all over.
For the other party’s at fault is the claim.
And you ask, ‘How else could they have known?”
An ill-kept secret is no mystery at all.
And a confidence that benefits one,
But causes the other immense harm,
Is not a pact,
But a travesty.