walled up like a cardboard box
a constricted comfort zone that’s
transportable from one identity to the next
one address to the next
Fragility is easier to manage when safely boxed up and carelessly thrown
onto someone else’s
safe from acceptance, safe from rejection, so concerned with being safe you lost yourself.
colonised you- created those borders?
Who told you, you could not be liberated
unfurl- stretch each joint
uproot the antennae which have grown longer than your body
expand your mass
until the borders are unbearable
then beyond them
trace yourself again in your parent’s smile