Tuesday’s Picture: Coming Out of the Cage

It’s safe and comfortable in my cage, but someday

I want to go outside into the fresh air,

sniff around, scamper, see what I could find,

learn, explore–maybe find something somewhere

that’s better than this old metal cage, full of bedding,

a few chew toys and a large spinning wheel.

Maybe there’s that one lonely rodent that I’ll meet,

a full-cheeked furry lady that is suited for me,

where my life won’t be so mundane, routine

going from the water bottle to the food pellets

that never seem to satisfy my insatiable hunger

or my thirst for something different.

I yearn for that one taste of freedom

where I could roam and burrow to a new way of living

without a hand following me.

Freelance writer, poet, yogi and photographer from Santa Barbara, California. I write and take pictures about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching years in California. The things that move me may have a humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry, pictures and stories resonate with you.

1 comment on “Tuesday’s Picture: Coming Out of the Cage

  1. Theresa Ruiz

    I like the way you put a hamster’s point of view in focus. You need to see “A Dog’s Purpose”. That would match up exactly to what you wrote. Very cute!

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