Laurence Overmire

Trapped - Poem by Laurence Overmire

the cage is locked
from within
a trap set by unknowing hands
you bleed
through pores of disgruntled flesh
for reason to find the stolen key
hidden in some dark socket
of a primitive skull
and hope
like a feather
upon the improvident air
lightly brushing the iron shackles
and floating
like a question
just barely out of reach...

(Previously published in L'Intrigue, Aug 1999; Poetry and Art, Feb 2001)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 18, 2008

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