Caged Heart

Inside a prison of a heart

I plead guilty to attempted treason of you

I'm in shackles within two hearts

I can't see beyond the horizon because I'm

drowning in a river of love

I can't breathe

I can't move

I can't think

Decisions don't come as sound

I'm scared to move

I'm scared not to move

I want the best

But do I really know what's best?

What do I do?

I'm begging for air

As the walls of my heart close in

I gasp for the strength

I'm in

23 to 1

1 hour I breathe

Merciless hope escorts me back and forth

each day from 23 to 1 and from 1 back to 23

My own personal raindrops nurture the garden

of rose thorns that lies between the garden of

the connected hearts

I ask myself to forgive myself for not always

knowing what's true and what to do




Writer: Taviana Barlow