to be dangerous

to be dangerous                        December 7, 2016
beloved, i wish i could give you
the power of powerlessness
and the freedom
of having no master.

you cannot fight the warden
for the tyrant is your own ego
and your chains are nothing
but a good reputation.

you are not dangerous enough
to ever face prison
at the hands of men
for your fear
and your precious piety
that men know you are godly
keeps you tame
and chained.

what freedom is this
to have no shame
nor obligation
to a reputation!

much better
to live my quiet chastity alone
in the presence of the Merciful One.

About m

My ego wants to think I'm a writer but my heart knows I'm just another one of God's Kids who sometimes has words to say. 2 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. I'm kinda-sorta busy being a student again; this time I signed myself up for a bizarre torture known as Graduate School. Theoretically in 4ish years I'll have earned some more nice letters to put with my name. Let's face it, I'm addicted to learning and probably need rehab to restore me to sanity and remove the obsession to read books. I don't remember what free time is but I think I like to spend it sleeping or playing in the mud on a river bank.
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