Prisoner

On the inside,
in the dark cell,
long held
mixed up
messed up
jumbled up
thoughts
metamorphose;
rearrange
in the brain;
clarify
and entertain:
freedom
new paths
changed ways
brain over heart.

On the outside,
through heavy gates,
her lover waits
for the instant
she’s released
so he can
capture
the emerging
butterfly
and pull off her wings.