Sunday, August 10, 2008


Everything turns inside out
That cage is too small and they don't know
what to do with it.
Beeps and flames and sticks can't
make the cage open up.
I close my eyes, but it's still there.
The only problem is is that I don't know what it is.
All I know is that it's too big for me
and there's no password to open the door
and let it roam free.
The faucets,
all the faucets,
are turned on.
Someone left to make a trip to the store
and when I got home,
everything was flooded_ destroyed.
I was so distracted by trying to keep everything
from getting wet that I forgot
to turn the faucets off.
I looked down.
My feet were all wrinkled and shriveled.
Time had gone by
and I hadn't noticed.
I was being soaked into the flood.
I searched violently to find
a dry space to calm my feet.
My feet kept moving.
They weren't moving forward, though.
They were moving right and left and up and down.
I was being pushed in every direction
all the while the pounding continued.
It got louder and louder until I could finally hear it.
And then I saw it.
I saw the cage with the tremendous beast
smashed within the bars.
It was screaming to be let out.
I was screaming to be let out.
My hands_ what do I do with my hands?
What do I do with my hands?!
I fell forward_ I couldn't get up.
I didn't stop myself either...
I didn't know what to do with my hands.
I just laid there
while the faucets ran.
Hope was on the way...
I hope.

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