Tagged: prisoner

we are arrested

we are arrested
by symbols, taken prisoner,
secured, protected,

trapped, sheltered – pride shows up in
the way we ripple in the wind

** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: pride

the old ball-and

the old ball-and-
chain is often made
with a texture meant
to be pulled
smoothly along
the troubled passages
of the heart
. you
hardly even notice
it, but these are
battles that take
only the most
willing of prisoners