A poem written circa 2005, in a mental ward somewhere in the USA.

Caged
Battered
Throwing my self against Your bars
Running through hoops
To what end?
Who’s rules are we playing by?
Who’s considerations are left behind?
Where are you
when I need you to wipe away my tears
Where are you
but in your own cage
All Alone
Just the way you like it
Isn’t this how you want it to be?
But you aren’t alone
Following my every move
Sewn onto the backs of my…