• Sandra Hughes

I know so well


I know so well that prison of which you speak

The safety to be found behind the walls

And the loneliness and longing that they bring


I know so well the visitors you shun

Watching them from behind your screen

Refusing the gift they bring for fear of the cost of acceptance


I know so well the bitter comfort of the shackles that you wear

The familiar weight of desires and need

That lovingly embrace you while you weep


I know so well the protector that you are

The bravery you need to stand him down

And watch your prison fall


Sandra Hughes


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