Open the Cage

I rake dried grass
place it around flowers,
free mulch

and I am detached.

Seasons end,
flowers die
and I

feel alone

in this alien world.
A tug inside pulls me
home

and I think
not one person
among us knows

how to love.

We scurry like
roaches in light
hiding

from creatures
bigger than
ourselves.

We clang like
shutters in
hurricanes

unable to speak
what our spirits
know

as zoo animals
we are bound
in the cages

we are born to.

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