becomes the monkey on your back,
seeking to make gains in the battlefield of your mind.
A refusal to acknowledge
painful, beautiful, terrifyingly intense.
I place in my way
then scream in frustration
when over them I gracelessly stumble,
losing face in the fall.
(in the wrong place)
A warning issued.
Stay the fuck away.
a stubborn refusal
the reflection cast by the mirror pointed inward….
Too bright, the scrutiny of self examination.
the air of submission
the elixir of life and inner peace
A cage, metaphorical, in which to be bound,
vulnerability exposed against mulish will,
can subdue a whirring mind.