with your feral little secret scratching at you with its claws
I learned some things today about secrets.
A secret should be respected for what it is.
It's a mistake to think that a secret is a gift. Sometimes, it's like pulling the pin and handing someone a grenade. You're not doing anybody a favour by passing it around.
When someone says they'd like to know all your secrets, they're lying.
Confession is a lonely art, and understanding is a farce.