Music Box – a shifted form of a sonnet designed by me :)

This mechanical dance framed within a box

Brimming with fragmented notes

And my body spinning upon a pedestal

Where you so selfishly placed me

For your pleasure

I force my lips into a smile

Unlocked I move to a continuous Bach

Pearls wrapped around my throat

In this dark tomblike cryptal

That you dare open to set me “free”

Yet freedom lies between the measures

This spotlight is my ruse of guile

I force my lips into a smile

This spotlight is my ruse of guile

 

*Published in Amazing Kids! magazine