I have begun
to ponder and wonder
whether we are really
ever fully free.

It is a delightful thought
that we can
go this way
and decide that,
in a life unencumbered
by the gates and fences
that are only visible
as you look closely
out of the corner
of your eye.

Yes, it is the stuff of
romance and tales,
this notion of free will,
perhaps told
to make us think
that life is more than
the captivity
we dare not think about.