This monster I keep
or does it keep me?
lives in my pocket
under lock and key
I count my victories
soul exploring mysteries
mind expounding theories
a respite to do ‘me’
Now and again
it tries to break free
wishing to roam
and keep me
under lock and key
Daily the struggle
deceptively subtle
this continuous battle
my monster and me

©Vivian Zems

Karin is hosting Real Toads today with a writing exercise for those who are stymied in their writing. Her instructions : Take a letter, let a random word beginning with that letter arise in our minds, and then…. follow her other rules ..and see what happens. This is my take.