Raw

Each day we choose

That which keeps us down.

Caging our own potential.

Each of us

A chimp behind bars

Lamenting the treatment

By the captors

We've established.

Masturbating ourselves

With the our lock’s key.

Self pity, victimhood—

Small Self porn.

We look out

From our Self-

Incarceration,

Feral.

Ready to spear

Any constrictions

With our blame.

Looking for a patsy

To pin on,

The crimes we commit

Against ourselves.

Crimes against our

Throbbing,

Volcanic,

Authenticity.

But when you feel yourself

Rubbing yourself

Raw,

Remember,

You chose this.

Regardless of what's happened,

What if you chose this?

Even this?

Even that.

Ownership,

Awareness,

Your own internal salve.

Slide into ease,

Lube your life with

The balm of empowerment

That only you can produce.