This poem is simply a reflection of my present mood....
Inside myself, I hold tightly to the bars of my gut,
willing myself to summon a deeper inner power that
will shatter the unrelenting steel,
a wave of emotions ball up in my chest then scatter
around my insides like the splinters of a broken glass -
the tears threaten to come again, but I don't want to cry,
so I give up,
I loosen my grip of the cold menacing soldier
and wrap myself in hands, feet and head,
racking slowly to an unvoiced melody....
losing myself once more to the midnight depths of my inner me.