Caged in doubt she is sitting on the fence,
as a way of self defense. Winning time, she is
sitting on the fence, weighing odds and ends.
Losing time when caged in thoughts that
should be laid to rest, forgetting what she
ought to remember. When in doubt, sitting
on the defense as a way of self – preservation,
away from friendly fire, stray bullets
and other distractions born out of fear.
She lies in doubt breathing in and out.
Filling her rib cage with air of renewed
aspirations, until it turns transparent;
Now she can “see” where Frida
Kahlo was coming from when she declared:
“The wings of imagination – useless,
if the heart is a cage.” Yet, her poet’s
heart is resonating more with Rene
Magritte’s painting The Therapist –
Displaying an open-closed torso-cage
with a pair of white birds, going in
and out, in and out, in
Carmela Tal Baron, an award-winning author, poet, songwriter recording artist and video maker, whose background is in visual arts, architected drafting, illustration, 2d and 3D design.