pretending happiness

pacing back and forth
reaching the point to spring from the cage
even the air feels different out there
tonight i will pretend that we are unstoppable
either by rushing around and getting stuff done or
nestling up on the couch to keep you happy and calm
during the wait i want to growl
into the night i wish to burst from this cell
needing to prowl and howl at the moon
get fire in the blood and
have the teeth all sharp for a midnight hunt
after these desires aroung home are satisfied
perhaps it is time to
play with the prey before getting around to the kill
item you value that reminds you of the fight inside
now carried with you everywhere you slink
easy to not come out of the conflict
slice my soul and roast my heart but
stronger is what it will make me

About jaybeasley2

a writer, a painter, a poet, a wordsmith
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