Poetry

Paper

With no paper how can I write
words swing along this wire
barbed and electrified,
untouchable and unbound
by pen or other tongues
this prison mind game
as words come and go
not be seen or spoken
form inside, obeying
their own syntax
of themselves sure
guards give no paper
listen with contempt
thought is not captive
despite punishment
but words never free
without paper how can I write
how can I be written