Tag: prison

Past the Prison Gates

One, two, gasping for air each count Three, four, losing my strength Five seconds more in this quicksand Devoured in earthly pain, After years of wandering, on my own I was a free man, all alone; In my wilderness, there was nothing to hurt me But the harsh nature of my own mind. It was […]

Ballad of the Butterfly

Eyes gazing up, index finger in my chin Baffled myself, thinking “Where do I begin?” As I lay there, curled up on my couch cocoon Caterpillar, not morphing anytime soon So I hung there, bare to gusts, cold and torrents Beneath this leaf, my walls almost unraveled Barely moving, my lazy limbs can only Pray […]


In this monochrome house We played cards and Lego Building ourselves with the hardness They shaped her head But there is reality beyond Larger than her black-and-white paradise And when it took me by the hand I grasped it seeing beauty I’m not letting go But neither is she In this tug-of-war, my arms are […]

Inner Canine

What must he be thinking, alone and chained Bloodshot eyes gazing beyond the steel bars Of a cage littered By feces and dried urine? Have you ever wondered how it feels Feeling no self-pity, Tamed to serve, nothing more Than a machine that barks Brainwashed to protect a total stranger At the minimum wage of […]

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