Sunday, September 24, 2006

Caged










I barely recognized you...
there with dangling legs,
darting mud-puddle eyes
flickering like a broken reel of film.

I watched as
you shifted
hummed
Flitted back and forth....
A dragonfly caught in a mayonnaise jar.

God, how you wanted out.

Your wings beat furiously at
the invisible cage -
Raging at the capture.

I would have smiled
If I
hadn't forgotten to breathe

6 comments:

skinnylittleblonde said...

OMG, you know...you knew all along, that I would absolutely understand (perhaps in my own way)and LOVE this.
The photo ...very appropriate, with those words. Plus I love dragonflies!
You are so wonderful...your words, your thoughts...I just love you!

Orhan Kahn said...

Maybe it is just my simple mind but those little cyan letters are just mesmerising!

skinnylittleblonde said...

Busted Again! LOL.
Chance encounters with Orhan!

singleton said...

There ain't nothing simple about your mind! Gotta love it! peace, love, and again, just give me peace...

eric1313 said...

This one is incredible.

I feel like that dragonfly in a bottle, friend. I feel like there no where to go, even if I can see for miles...

singleton said...

eric...you are the dragonfly in the mayonaisse jar....but just like you were caged, tiny fingers screwing the lid on tighter and tighter, mesmerized by the magic captured, someone or something or sometime will come along, just as enchanted, and twist the lid..... just enough...
butterflies are free....
I promise you....