Wild Thing

Wild Thing

you are a wild thing
and free

like the soft receptacle
of your mouth
and the delicate tips
of your fingers

your fangs
and claws
are forged
with love,
not malice

someone told you
the story of this
and not-this

you believed
you were this
not that,
learnt shame
and freezing terror

you believed
you had no choice
but to become
an alien
caged being
living in pain
and in fear

read that story
once again
read each word
carefully, lovingly

be ruthless in your scrutiny
be brutal in your honesty

root out the words
and not-this

because in truth
you really are:
both this
and not-this,
a wild, wonderful
every thing
and free

30th january 2013

from the upcoming book "The Truth Is Love"
photo credit: free range free stock photos from the web

for a copy of the book "Set My Heart On Fire" contact nalayn.publications@gmail.com; 
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