Charles J. Ingerson

CAPTIVITY

Wire crisscrossed
towers ever boding
waves terror tossed
hearts in holding.

Seeking to breathe
wanting tomorrow
tattoos to seethe
another’s power.

Captivity useless
nothing demanding
feeling so helpless
without understanding.

Holocausts to remind
relentlessly to touch
in death to recline
captivity to clutch.

Liberation found
withering inside
silences sound
freedom to abide.