What they don’t tell you about the process of metamorphosis is that it is never easy , you’re constantly trying to break out of your cage all the while trying to stay safely tucked in it. From the mother’s womb and beyond, we are in a constant state of trying to break free and become humans. Granted, some do a better job than others (although how do we determine the quality of someone’s humanity when it opens up the can of worms aptly titled objective versus subjective ‘facts’), we all partake that journey- hopping from one cocoon to the next until we reach our graves, back to the womb of the Mother (Earth). Metamorphosis of the physical is irrelevant as we are born from a womb and at the end of the days we are returned to another- that of the planet. It is the metamorphosis of the mind that profoundly changes: from the moment we take our first breath of air to the moment we take our last. The cages we live in are within our own minds and to get out of them is never easy.


Wants of a Caged Soul

I want to show you,

That the world isn’t as horrible

As you see it,

That there are rays of sunshine

right around the corner

of your darkness.


I want you to hear

not the shouts and the yells

but the melody

of laughter and friendship

That are right beside you,

even as you turn

to them with deaf ears.


I want you to care

and show love

and see

all the people who care about you.


I want you to  break away

from that shield that keeps you

Lonely and bitter.


I want what you want,

only difference is

I want with my soul bared

and you want with

a soul locked in a cage,

awaiting the key

that only you possess

But have not yet found.