Paralysis

Fear paralyzes me

From the wrinkles of my skin

to the crevices

in

my

bones.

She leaves me in a  s t a n d s t i l l 

Helpless, desperately hoping

For some Messiah or miracle cure

To knock me out from under

          This silence of resignation

                    This static sound whispering from some

Controlling voice within me.

 

I want to r e l e a s e

         myself

Rid my bones of stale complacency

Transmute my fettered limbs into

Buoyant

wings

of

change.

Dive out into a new sea

My thoughts no longer sheltered but

I m m e r s e d

          u n l o c k e d

In supreme clarity

I want to walk anew, free from

 

This death I've been living.

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