change…

change

these coins
have their values
imprinted
upon metal
and
in minds
like
so much
in the world
others have
set the values
for what
should
and
should not
be pursued
but
some
don’t share
that same scale
of worth
they
grew into
a place
outside the confines
of mental
territorial borders
of
socially
acceptable
behavior
and
though they see
some beauty
in coins
it is not
imposed
but
determined
by
them

with the cage door open…

with the cage door open

i could not see
iron bars
rusted from years
of her tears
nor could I see
a fortified confine
that held her in place
but she paced
back-and-forth
like a caged animal
never moving beyond
the thoughts and words
of others
barriers of sound
that held her
prisoner
to her own
doubts

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