You aren’t a monster

its too tight in here
and you can’t…
B R E A T HE

You look at their
desolate eyes
and listen to the
mechanical whirring
of dull
conversation

It’s too bright in here
light bounces off the pellucid
water and it seems that
the entire world is…
B E A M I N G

You know too well
the overwhelming taste
of pain.
The kind only misfits
can taste from their
renegade shelters.

It’s too hot in here
the air smothers you
like a balmy blanket
and you skin starts to…
M E L T

You aren’t a monster
but you are
seeking relief
and sharpening your claws
because perhaps

if you teach others
pain
you can finally be…
FREE

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