The Cage Door is Open – Written May 1999 (Aged 24)

The Cage Door is Open

the cage door is open
but i am chained to the wall
i cannot find the key
actually… i cannot find the chain
but i know it is there
because,
every time i try to escape
something holds me back
and prevents me –
from going too far

the cage door is open
i can see beyond the confines of my cell
and in my mind,
i can see exactly what i need
but the people come and go
they always have,
since i first started to grow
the door is open
but i am stuck here in my finest rags
with lots of dreams and two empty bags

the cage door is open
but i am chained to something
but i do not know what
and i cannot identify the key
all i know is that i am not going anywhere
and the cage, it feels and looks like me




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