Jagged Edges

Secluded emotions desiring escape
Held hostage by fear
No way out
For her

To go
To the known
The known comforts
Of friends and places before

Not moving ahead or gaining ground
But sticking to what she knows
Safe within her walls
Erected high

High above
The door opens slow
Opened only for the trusted
And for those who won't rock the boat

Spontaneous combustion of life
Encapsulating a young pilote
Testing her to her limits
The limits of her life
The limits of trust
To a fine line
Of friends

Gradually finding herself outside
The walls that impede her

(©Brian David Smith 6/20/2000)