First I dissolved
and then I built
a cocoon around me

But that’s not the way
these things go

That’s not how it’s
supposed to be

But there was
no safety net
and so nobody caught me

And I found myself
torn apart

Disintegrating
and in pieces

I had to find
something to provide
the delusion of safety

And so I built
this cocoon
out of the loose strings
that were left behind
when I stopped pretending
to be your versions of me

And it bought me time
to reintegrate
and to become
a wiser being

But what was once
purpose built
comfortable
and nurturing
has become
imprisoning

And it’s too tight
and it’s become
too small
for any risk taking

And I don’t know
whether it’s safe
to leave this known entity

But I know that
the cocoon is cracking

And I’ll have to decide
if I will patch the holes
or if I should instead
break free

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