Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Caged



Today's muse: Three Word Wednesday

Today's words: erode, heart, observe
(I sure hope ThomG allows for conjugation.)

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Caged

So flawless is the disguise, even the deceiver is fooled. Believing the lie. Living it. Embracing it.

It is true what they say, that such pretence only damages self. It is beyond repair; crushed into so many pieces, the stars cannot count them. Glue does not hold, and the toxic fumes cannot smother the pain.

Visitors ignore the ‘do not feed’ sign and offer sustenance. Day after day, they tug their bawling spawn past the cage. Tiny fists release bright helium orbs to the skies, but the cheerful globes cannot penetrate the fog above. Their suffocating taunts seep through the iron bars and render me wordless.

Despite constant rocking, the spirit has atrophied. The only muscle left thriving is the heart; but some have observed its erosion and predict apocalypse on a biblical scale.

The locusts cannot come soon enough.


3 comments:

Spook said...

Wow. Just ... wow.
That is amazing on so many levels.

Excuse me while I stare in awe.

glnroz said...

Ms. Manning,,,?,,,

jaerose said...

Yes indeed, that feeling..so dark..when only apocalypse will ease the stifling cage inside..a plague of locusts upon thee! (in a good way of course) Jae