Only a day before yesterday
I stumbled upon your net and scratched
That blurry web around my vigilant self
Looked through the bars into a distance
Adamant barricade of my imprisoned mind.
Yesterday you tugged several cords
Pulled them, released them, tightened them
Let them loose again, and then tied a knot!
We embraced that seductive, venomous dance
Two blind souls bumping precisely into each other.
Today you imposed your task, requested of me
To spill my heart, to spill my blood, to open up!
To show you my hands in cuffs, bound feet
To disrobe my veiled being…for you…for you
Can you stop the flood? Will you let me sink?
Tomorrow I’ll take all my boxes, one by one
Stack them high or maybe just crush them down
Display the contents or maybe hide the substance
I’ll give and take, and oh…. I’ll expect the same!
Why be tempted to unshackle such secluded mind?
*~poetic soul~* ©
August 7, 2001