convinced i need someone

portable electric fences

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when two build a room together
their reality is always shared
does it make the walls stronger
more difficult to escape

is this why prisoners feel alone
need an outsider to break out

i’ve been in a room built by four
does that mean i need more
or is that what i believe

the problem seems to be
i keep finding the door
i keep walking away

but i’m starting to wonder
who owns the meadow i step into
the place Sharon stays

do i have to be a fucking expert
to find freedom
because those who trapped me here
a butterfly in an upturned water glass
have proven themselves experts

do i need to share my reality with
someone new
can it be done before the bomb in
my mind explodes

i don’t want to be the girl who leaves bits of bone and skin in a lover’s bed
especially if he didn’t sign up
for the possibility of violent grief

each word is a fucking risk
panic when my heart thuds
and it wasn’t even my heart

Author: tendrilwise

Hi, I have a diploma in Journalism, I've published a novel, and I am currently studying psychology. My odd way of viewing the world either gets me kicked out of parties or invited to them. Jenn McKay

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