I am an animal on display
in an old fashioned zoo –
trapped & violent,
going slowly insane.
I entertain the guests.
I try to please them.
This does not come naturally to me.
I don a sweater, purple pants. I reach
for this & that. I rattle
the bars but the bars don’t budge,
they tell me the bars won’t budge,
so I decide to play dead.