• Enough with Inane Analogies

    by Maya Mueller

    My existence, like the puzzle of a maze—
    Not because of the intricacy, you understand,
    Or even the frustration.
    But more because
    So many paths are walled, cut off, selective
    The realms of my Earth contained within the ignorance
    Of parallel, ink black lines
    I could always shock the audience,
    Drawing hoards of swallowed gasps
    As the insolent graphite scratched beyond
    The firmly printed boundaries.
    But that—to the synchronized sigh of relief from onlookers and policeman alike—would
    Meddle my reality.
    And that would be too exhilarating
    For my delicate, pretty red heart.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on April 19, 2013

    Topics: Young Writers' Corner

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