Prison chains

Wake up...

Alarms in your head,

That keep going off through the day.

Another deadline to separate time


As you ease into your prison chains.

You're human fuel burning out.

Fulfilling your destiny

As a plunging line on a time graph


An art form of this century.

These prison chains are your making

A disease you embrace.

You're smiling but the gaps start showing


It's like a cancer in your face.

Prison Chains, didn't see them coming

Till they were firmly in place.

You're still smiling...


An emptiness growing

Where you once had a face.

You gave up so much of you life

You couldn't have know what for


Nothing you built was meant to last

And no one was keeping score.

You're a victim of the surmise

That these chains were too strong.


They were nailed to the open skies.

Untested far too long.

And as I watch you multiply

Into a vortex of human pain


Can I smash the mirrors between you and I?

The last of my prison chains


-Suraj Mani

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