The Fettered Mind

The inner doctrine, a curse

of life’s latitude.

Stumbling blind

amongst the obstacles.

Blocking nothing more

than free will.

The clear path, veiled

by the obstinate ego.

The resistance to rise

to new levels, for fear

of the depth of failure.

Freedom,

in opposition to thought,

unknown by the fettered mind

drunk on its own confusion,

Intoxicated,

by its longing for sobriety.