inside this swirling amniotic fluid
i bob around
like words in a pool of thought
waiting for the moment of release.
outside is tumult
and the chaotic murmur of
muffled voices--some loving,
others harsh and threatening.
fostered by this lifeline
and fettered by it,
i feel cocooned here
and in equal measure, smothered.
i kick around in glee and anger,
not quite sure what is what
but as each moment passes,
my restlessness grows with me.
nurturing me with selfless love,
protecting me from the unknown,
is this nourishing womb of attachment,
this prison of my dreams...
what lies out there i know not
nor even what destiny has decreed
but what i do know for certain
is that i want to break free!