Caught

June 22, 2017
By beyondthesky PLATINUM, Santa Monica, California
beyondthesky PLATINUM, Santa Monica, California
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Favorite Quote:
It's nicer to think dear, pretty thoughts and keep them in one's heart, like treasures. I don't like to have them laughed at or wondered over.
-L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables)


I don't want to go home
where the people are bruised inside
with tortuous minds weaved by spiders
that trap and devour every stray word–

I don't want to go home
where the walls don't respond
to their preachings of corpse shattered
blood spattered wisdom–

I don't want to go home
where love tastes like blood
gently poured down my throat so
I’ll know nothing sweeter–

for I,
the writhing misfit,
am the favored one
wrapped carefully in threads of need.


The author's comments:

This is written from the perspective of a young person who feels trapped by their home life.

Imagine the scenario of a spider that keeps its child alive and safe by trapping it in its own web. The speaker feels like that child.


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