Eat Me Alive

Eat Me Alive

I have a great wild thing

That lives within my chest

It rattles the cage

Yearning for freedom

But if it’s ever released

I know it will eat me alive

From the inside out

Words: ©2022LCR

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  1. Lori, this is a gut punch of a poem. I've read it numerous times, I believe it lives in many, that 'wild thing' we fight so hard to keep inside 'that cage.'

    1. I was having a hard day when I wrote this. I don't tend to get anxious but I could feel it, like something was trying to fly out of my chest. And there's nothing you can really do but try to keep it contained.


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