Chains-Chuck Harris: June 2011
is it painful to continue to walk around in these chains?
do they chafe my ankles and wrists enough that i long for them to be gone?
or do they bring some modicum of comfort?
do i continue to allow them to bind me because i’m used to them?
because i can’t imagine life without them, or is it something else?
truly the only reason they’re still clasped to my appendages is because i continue to clamp them back on.
i pick them up. i turn the key. the key i still hold in my hand.
my freedom i hold, but i can’t seem to put it in the lock and let them fall.
they’ve become a part of my comfort.
but am i really comfortable, or am i just afraid?