for your safety

I thought you should know
that I’ve decided to stay here
right behind the glass

not to keep you out,
but to lock me in

didn’t you hear what they said
about what I did to the flower bed
when they let me out?

I destroyed all petals
even the seeds supposedly safe
in the ground

I’ll watch you from afar
adore your smile
right here, from behind the glass


written for mayfalls 23/31, “behind the glass”
mayfalls is a Twitter poetry challenge hosted by @breath_words and @a_sea_of_words

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