Captive

I drank all my water and ate my portion.
Whatever was left over I gave to the guards.
If I am the enemy then sentence me for a crime.
Let me serve my time; do not keep me chained like a pet.
Forever tied to your flesh by your inflexible tendrils of guilt and anger.
Wrapping around me in a desperate compulsion to possess me forever.
I am not a prisoner by choice.
If I so choose I could escape tonight and find my home.
No, I am only held captive by the hope that one day you will love me.