inside

I hope I snatch
away enough heart beats
to pay the man without the eyes
to take my wing and help me escape
the ever so alluring darkness
that you so generously
bestowed upon me
decades ago when you
stripped me naked
and fed me candy
until I passed out
waking up inside a cage
I built in my sleep
to protect me
from the world
and the world
from the monster
I became

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