i know a girl with puppet arms
who causes loves undue harm
because she lives in a state of fear
of her terrifying puppeteer.
tangled up in shackling strings
she does the most atrocious things
jerked into a humiliating dance
and incapable of giving life a chance.
prevented from gaining any control
over her knotted heart and noosed soul
the only thing she can do is pray
that the binding threads will start to fray.