I'm locked in a cage. Half my body spilling out through the bars; Arms bent, snapped bones piercing through skin, Stretched out, reaching for the key that gets further away. Other half still held captive, hidden in the darkness Of the secret that never wants to be paroled. I want to escape, but the jagged limbs have formed a knot And I can neither be pulled out through the gaps of the bars, Nor back into the depths of repression. I'm half free and half trapped, And those two states of being cancel each other out. I am nothing.