The cage that you Keep.

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. 

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