i am always astounded

to find the walls I didn’t remember erecting

i have broken so many of them


then it was bindings

wrapped in straight jackets

straps and chains oh my

carefully navigated


to bare skin

only thinking that it was naked

not knowing there was more to expose


to the core

flesh unzipping

bones gently encasing

my soft delicate self

fingers slipping through the slit

feeling air

longing to slip into this new life