It’s safe and comfortable in my cage,
I want to go outside into the wild
and sniff around and explore—
maybe find something somewhere
that’s better than this old pen.
I want to discover a new place to live
where my life doesn’t feel so confined,
where I don’t have to burrow to hide.
Maybe there’s that one person that I’ll meet,
a companion that is suited only for me,
a life that won’t be so mundane and routine.
A shift in my thinking would also do.
A sliver of light, a breath of fresh air,
finding an opening to squeeze through.
I yearn for that sweet chew of freedom
where I could roam and find a new way of being
without Big Brother following me.