TrappedI feel trapped...
A flickering moth, abducted by the light
in an eternal state of phototaxis
A struggling rat, caught in a mousetrap
gradually accepting the thought of death
A cocky roach, appendages paralyzed by amber molasses
feelers erratically flailing in distress
A tiny ant, drowning in a pool of honey
gulping every last, sweet breath of air
A jittery fly, tangled in spider's web
unwittingly preparing itself to be its next meal
A busy bee, suddenly engulfed in green teeth
while greedily drinking at its deceitfully sweet nectar
A naive rabbit, snagged by metal cuffs
wildly spasming with each attempted escape
A fluttering butterfly, snatched in soft mesh
impulsively flapping its wings to take flight
A dangling fish, held proudly from angler's hook
desperately gasping for atoms of air
A restless dog, tightening its leash with each futile tug
foolishly strangling itself to get ahead
A tamed tiger, restlessly stalking its cage
endlessly pacing, awaiting the day its at last released
An imprisoned primate, thrashing about in its manufactured enclosure
painfully aware of its dire and futile predicament thinking
Let me out
I want to live
StuckI am stuck
An invisible force holding me down
Gravity binding me to the ground
I try to get up,
but I feel three times my weight
I want to get up,
but this constraint is overpowering
I go to get up,
but I am unable to move
Caught in a Venus flytrap
Feeling inevitable death
but doing nothing about it
No one can help me
I am stuck
I'm finally going to...
start a podcast!
who the fuck would listen to that?
perform at open mic night!
who would find you funny?apply for that job!
why the fuck would they hire you?
get in shape!
yeah, to the convenience store maybe
start my business!
are you joking?
get my life in order!
I am ready!
no you're not
This time I'm going to do it!
I don't think soToday's the day!
I'm gonna start on it first thing...
we'll all be waiting with bated breath
hold your head up
How have I, once so proud
to share with others become so despondent
hiding away in the darkness of isolation
How have I aspired to remain anonymous
when all I strive for is notoriety,
How come I am holding my head in shame
when I used to carry it so high
How have I sunk into such a deep hole
when I used to see over the tallest peaks
How have I given up when
there’s still so much left to do
so much to share
yet to be done…
For now I'll remain
in the dark where I belong.
I’m tired of going in circles
like an unending carousel ride
that won’t let me off
A perpetual motion machine
powered by some hellish demon
manipulating the controls
Stuck in its eternal grip
Though I am unable to move
the carousel continues its rounds
If you don't mind
I'd like to get off now
I always wear a hat
cause you don’t wanna see my hair
Plus my dad always wore hats
and I am my dad
It also acts as a disguise
so I can hide in plain sight
even from those who know me
What am I trying to hide?
I don’t want you to see
what I really look like
I’ll keep my hat on, thank you
My whole body's out of whack
No longer a comfortable and safe vessel
I'm ready to abandon ship
But where can I seek refuge?
A hermit crab finds a new shell
While I am condemned to this body
Till my soul escapes