Escaping one’s demons

Is far easier

With the strength of many

Who can create

A chain link of love

A ladder of compassion

And a compass of hope



At first sight

I have been convicted

Of lacking beauty

Imprisoned to the

Corner of the room

Bled of all confidence

Seeking a reprieve

Just this once

To plead my case

Reveal the whole

Truth of my existence

The beauty

Behind these bars