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Uncaged

I lock me willfully into
The soft and subtle question
Surrender to a whisper
A hostage to suggestion

Should I take the lady captive
I'd bind my own self in those chains
Happily, I'd lock you in with
The unclinically insane

Integrity
Diminishes me
Kept under lock and key
Be still, my heart, and listen
Your keeper
Keeps you free

The appetizers have been served
The feast has been prepared
I feel the hunger in your eyes
My heart is running scared

I'd love to lock you into love
And love you like I know I can
With variations on a theme
But love makes its demands

Integrity
Diminishes me
Kept under lock and key
Be still, my heart, and listen
Your keeper
Keeps you free

The beaten heart, sinew on bone
That's how the story always goes
Stared into me with those brown eyes
I felt it in my toes

We cremated my dignity
The ashes of our passions burn
You may not get what you deserve
But you will pay for what you urn

Integrity
Diminishes me
Kept under lock and key
Be still, my heart, and listen
Your keeper
Keeps you free

 © John Kennan 6-21-16
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