photograph © Gwynneth Green

escape the cage

stuck
between
here                     and                   there
what once was            and                what’s to be
incarcerated                 or                                free

 

conjuring up
scenarios
waiting
anticipating
the worst
the best
mind won’t rest
take a toke
pour a drink
hoping
sleep
will be
the fix
waking
to an abnormal
state
calling out
help
to an emptied street
remaining
hopeful
someone
will hear
the cry

wanting
to fly
escape
the cage
sadly
this
waiting game
daily
changing
everyone’s attitude
knowing not
the conclusion
yet
each must play
by the rules


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