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Escape from Bondage

Everything escapes its bounds.
Even a rock turns to dust
and flies away.
Plumbing leaks,
a child spurts wisdom,
the inside of hell rolls down mountains.
The sea floods,
rivers cast themselves into oblivion,
and life in me
ignores the chains and locks
I put on.

Habits and routines break
and I become, not new,
but imperiled by freedom.
I would have it no other way.
To be born again and again
is better than dying once,
leaving someone
calling my name
and never receiving an answer.

Published inIndex of all Poems