Biology or Prison

I look at you and notice
The cells we’ve made
(Or found)
That contain us

Alone. I look at my hands
And wonder if they’re strong enough
To break my cell
And everyone else’s too.
A hand that prides itself on softness.

When I close my eyes,
The cell remains.
When I breathe for myself,
The cell dissolves.
Let me catch my breath for a moment.
Let me feel that I am temporary.



Refocus on the Oxygen

He looked a little dead inside
With his eyes glazed, forward
Staring, searching
For himself. I found
Myself tilting my head as I looked
At him looking
At the air between us.