Monday, March 7, 2016

Everyday Jungle

we walked the same path everyday
a linoleum trail speckled with old gum and paper
that had been kicked around and trampled on the like freshly fallen leaves
the uneven floor making it hard to keep your balance

we walked the same path everyday
covered and concealed by bricks walls painted white
so that we remembered this was a place of pain not healing
the structure towering high to capture us in its thorny branches

we walked the same path everyday
animals released from the cages at the turn of the hour
looking at the fresh meat to pounce on and naw at
hideous creatures with tangled hair and yellow teeth

we walked the same path everyday
at the end of the day the deranged monkey left for a while
the reechoed beasts were struck in concrete cells with no light
nothing on the wall they started at the face of a beast

we walked the same path everyday
outside the cold wind twisted around the building
the three trees that were living outside were poked and climbed on by the beasts inside
the grass was beaten and brown and broke, much like those living on the inside

we walked the same path everyday
a linoleum trail speckled with gum and covered with rocks
beasts covered by a towering building painted a putrid white
animals released from their cages ready to pounce 
as the outside matched the inside this was the dry, barren land of education

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