The Garden Inside My Mind
From darkness into light we are born
only to return to darkness in our minds
oh, the walls we build windowless
separating us from life
forever diminishing the light
does a blind man think he's blind if he's never seen with eyes?
we have been broken for so long we now think us whole
a self realized disability
we become prisoners inside our heads
Then one day a small bird flies in
first shock and violation
"get out, get OUT! you annoying little bird"
"don't you dare poop on my hidden dreams and desires"
the bird , curse it, chirps gayly and leaves a twig
coming back day after day
this happy bird drops a seed or leaf or flower petal
"stop leaving trash you evil bird"
I build my walls higher
"Ha! let's see that feathered fiend get inside tomorrow!"
One day I wake to beauty surrounding me
the little bird had built a garden inside my mind
possessively I think 'my little bird'
and can't wait to share my garden with her
but my bird didn't return the next day and I curse
"damn little bird, good riddance" I say
knowing all along how much I want and need her
angerly a want to rip out the garden
but something always stops me from destroying this part of her
finally I realize that love cannot be owned
so I wait in the garden of my mind
hoping this little bird returns