Addict – Safety?


I’ve just locked the door,
how’s that for a metaphor!
There’s nothing I can’t just hide away
from the thought of being seen this way.

This locking mechanism is automatic
and activated by the behaviour
that i only want witnessed
by my secret self.

So don’t dangle any rattling chain
of keys in front of me,
or hold the power of release
against the angst of my addiction.

This security is fragile,
but my mind is clear.
Please don’t break the door down,
or try to interfere.

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The Poetry of Archetype written by Sulaiman Mackay

Sulaiman Mackay is a lifelong lover of writing poetry and has been particularly enamored with it since arriving at middle-age. He has realized it is a powerfully evocative and revealing means of self discovery and conscious development. He started writing poems about archetypes as a way of expressing his inner work, discovering the light and shadow aspects of his psyche, and to explore the energetics of the archetypal experience. He has recently completed an Honours Degree in Creative Communications at the University of Canberra and is currently looking for a way to turn his love for the written word into paid work.

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