I feel at times

Like a caged bird

Until I pen a line

And get released through words

With the freedom to move about

And recite something

That has never been heard

An original rendition

That broke out of the cage

Line for line

Page by page

Word for word

For when I am

In my poetic zone

Do not disturb

As I connect subjects to verbs

Titles to sentences

All while placing my very private thoughts

And a myriad of ideas

Inside of a parenthesis

As I get released through words

The great escape

And writing the things

That simply cannot wait

When I pen a line

Even when I felt at times

Like a caged bird


Where writing comes alive

Writings By MCM