Saturday, 15 October 2016

escape

when doubt
has layer by layer
backed you into
an oubliette
fashioned
nuts and bolts candy 
from metal bricks
there's only one
way out

if only
i had my tools
with me -- nevertheless
i am able to fashion
a screw driver
from the butter knife
i concealled from last
nights extremely
dry chicken
dinner

they were stupid
to have left a butter knife
here in with me
-- i take my make shift
piece and begin
to unscrew the hinges
apparently --  when
the asylum
had been built
in 1954

it was the style
to fashion hinges
that are held together
on the outside
of the door 

they should have
never underestimated
me...