They always said,
to think outside the box
and so we’ve learnt
to contort ourselves into new shapes.
At some point,
I suppose it became a competition
to see who could bend over backwards
and walk while holding their nose;
and detaching jaws
just to not fit into
the chalk mark on the floor.
What they didn’t tell me
is that they can take that shape
and twist it back into the box
they were telling me
to think outside of.
Geometric Mean by Cheyenne Alexandria Phillips is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.