Emily Torres

“The Zoo”

Becoming caged animals:
Strip away humanity’s busyness
And fast-paced nonsense
To see the lack of thought.
One day we’re at the zoo
And the next, it’s barren
And we’ve become the animals
Behind the thick glass and
Fixed stares.
We have no where
To go
Except our thoughts;
Dark, unmarked
Praying we’ll escape
And move on with life.
But we’re trapped inside.

My name is Emily Torres and I am seventeen years old. I have been writing poetry for about a year or so. I have always loved seeing the world and people on a deeper level than just the surface. I hope you enjoy my work.