An Introvert’s Cage


Jack be nimble

Jack be quick

Jack ended up in a strait jacket

This old man he played nine

He played nick knack on my spine

Just stay calm repeat the rhymes

Maybe no one will notice

That I exist

 

Please stop

Making small talk

This city is too big

There are too many

What ifs?

I am surrounded

I must get out

 

I must escape the words

That fall from undead mouths

Before I begin to feel their bite

And I become one of them

 

I must return

To my room

Where my dreams

Protect me

Where my safety

Is solitude

 

 

Why have I always felt

That this world wrong?

Trapped in the cage

That most would call freedom

It may leave me alone, aloof, and estranged

But I would rather be a blank page

Than one filled

With senseless dialogue

 

I long for the twilight

When the sunlight stretches too long

 

 

 

They say that my definition

Of perception

If flawed

I smile and nod

Aware that perception

Is what has lead me here

Constant explaining

People draining

Me of every energy

Until solace is all I seek

 

For this the majority

Think that I am as mad as a hatter

 

Leave me alone in this place of creation

I will emerge upon occasion

But not because I need validation

Not because I have the slightest

Desire to join the human race

Where we all run until

Our deaths

 

 

We all live in prisons

Of our own making

And once created

They are almost impossible to

Escape

 

But maybe it’s the ones

That disobey

That at the end of the say

Sleep soundly

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