Your caged

I know you’re there

Never going away

Under wraps

Under constant guard

You’re heard

You’re seen

But that lock ain’t coming undone ever again

I feel you rattling the bars

Yelling out

Writing advice to steer me off path



You yell as they leave

Blood boilin’


Shaking the foundations

Crumbling the earth



Trying to find a way to get out

To wreck havoc

To burn it down

But all you see is a back

Turned away from you

And you can’t take it

But every step away makes you smaller

And you try to get back

You try to manipulate

But you fail

Because these steps in the other direction won’t end

You’ve been heard and seen enough

Nothing else to offer

And that’s the truth

Gave nothing

Took everything

Took more than you deserved

You keep yelling though

But it becomes fainter

And fear sets in those eyes

Right before you disappear into the depths

Always locked there


Heard but not granted the right

To ever control again

I say my farewell

– Evan Sanders