"The Locksmith"

Cowley Student (Vol. 8: 2019)

So she locked herself away

And let her body decay

For the feelings were everyday

And she couldn’t help but feel betrayed


He came into her life like a locksmith

Picking away at the layers

Decoding the myths

And he finally heard that final click


He found a girl frail and oblique

A girl who could barely speak

A girl that most would critique

But a girl far from weak