The cage that you Keep.

When the maws of the trap 
spring up around you 
limbs pull in closer, tighter 
around your chest, guarding, suffocating 
mute hopelessness in a ball 
stricken into shaky breaths 
vacillating between, a quick death or 
black rage, knuckles bloodied on the irons 
All in a split, stiff—

                                    inch one toe forward, one foot forth 
                                        and a path will meet at your heel 

—jaws snap shut— not a flinch 
on your steady gaze in and ahead. 

3 responses to “The cage that you Keep.”

  1. I enjoyed reading this. Thanks for sharing!

    Feel free to read some of my blogs 🙂

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  2. Beautifully written. The raw strength is evident in the verse. Kudos!!

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