a self constructed iron cage
encapsulates my
a multitude of different hues
in a heap of imagination

a self imposed isolation
marooned by my
a set of looming cranes
aimless and
without direction

a self within a self
strung up by
unassured animus
my double sided mirror
always projecting
never inflecting

Michael L Eldridge, a PhD candidate writing on gender and cultural studies with a research specialism in Japanese. He is currently working on a series of poems based around the interconnections of identity, the psyche and the body. Michael lives and works in London, United Kingdom.