Description: **WARNING**: There's nothing pornographic here, only ...it's featuring a shotacon theme! For those who don't know, shotacon is a romantic relationship (not necessarily sexual) between two males, vastly separated by age, usually young and teen.
This is written for the Shotacon challenge on WICKYPOP and it's based loosely on a published graphic novel.
I like stanza 1
He knows he is young, but it seems his secret is not that important to him or just at the moment, but he still knows it is a secret.
The last line in the stanza you said: “are just that--secrets.”
If I was you I would have said “are just --secrets.”
Stanza 2 is my fav:
“But lying in bed and staring at the roof
while the rest of his little house is still”
I like this, his little house may be a reference to how young he is. “While”, it’s like he is screaming inside but his little body “little house” does not react.
“he curls into a ball and caresses the pillow--
begging for something in absolute silence.”
The silence a contrast to the above statement, this may be just a physical silence.
“Something” almost like he is not sure what he is begging for.
One realize in the last stanza that he is almost tricked into a relationship, because of his age, also that he is not young enough to realize that it might be wrong. He know how dangerous this is, hence all the secrets.