Cages

dja cage

there is more than one type of prison
brickwork and barbed wire are not the only barriers
your mind can forge bars of strongest steel
with no chance ever of parole
the bird can test its cage fluttering
praying this one time the door may open
with freedom spreading out before you
but escape terrifies
the unknown too big, ungraspable
and knowing nothing else flaps frantically
then dodges back in
pulling the walls back around like a quilt in winter

*photo by david ash*

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About chimerapoet

I write. I write a lot. A. LOT. There are times I am half blind with a sentence ricocheting off the walls of my stupid, cant be shut off to save my life, brain. I am miserable until I get it down on paper. Punch it up a bit. Usually cross out half of it. And then breathe. Relax. Only to do it all again..... But I just thought that was me. How I am. Not a writer....noooo...not me. Writers are.....writing people. People Who Write. REALLY write. Write things that matter. All grown up very important things. Not.....me. I am just a scribbler of sorts. And I was/am content with that....if it's true, well then....a scribbler am I. Until the thought wormed its way in to my brain (the furtive sneaky bitch) that maybe...just maybe...that is writing. My style. My strange way. But....still writing. So here I am at the dance. Not sure I know any of the moves and the music is entirely mine. But.....only one way to find out. Would you care to join me?
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