The Moment It Chafes

The moment chafes
Crinkling up my nostrils
Giving me…pause
When what I really need are paws
I’m in the open water this time
And my legs fight to float
Tweet, chirp, tweet
Must keep this bird in my box
Purr, meow, purr
A blow back so fierce
Ready or not here comes love
Living in a bell jar
My fingers have no traction
It’s a solitary solo
Will my screech crack the glass?

Can You Relate

Can you Relate

To how I feel?

I’m holding my breath

Trying to stop my heart

Is that what makes me different…

From the others?

I’m capturing my tears

Before they fall

Absolution will be mine

I’m sure of it!

My finger is a corkscrew

It’s gonna release my fun

Did you know…

Petting your kitty

Lowers your blood pressure?

It does!

The pressure pools down low

Then escapes…

Can you Relate

To how I feel?

I think I’ve been a fool

Or maybe I’ve just been foolish

Reality can be so ghoulish

When my mind starts swimming

Into the deep end of the pool

via Daily Prompt: Relate