Outside of Its Cage

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Stepping close,
To get to know you.
Reaching out
To touch your skin.

Are you real,
Or just an apparition?
Do you hear
What I am saying?

Are you listening
To the meaning
Behind the words?
Can you feel me?

Let’s be friends.
We’ll make peace
With ourselves,
And with each other.

We will be true.
We won’t hide
Behind empty rhetoric,
Or trite comments.

We will reveal our hearts
And souls and minds.
I will be
Who I truly am.

You will be honest,
Sincere, matter of fact.
You will be
Up front with me.

No games.
No power trip.
No controlling.
No fixing.

I like to wear
My heart on my sleeve.
Perhaps,
It just feels better

Outside of its cage.

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Author: Gordon S. Bowman III

Writer, Visual Artist, Blogger, Advocate

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