The Collector II

People placed just so
Against a wall
Or in a corner
Ready to be moved
At a moment’s whim

A world filled with
Statues, puppets
A shadow play
Everything stays
Monochrome

A game
A toy train
Going round
Round in circles
Choo-choo

A one-way street
No connection
Just a need
Born from the want
To belong

Reviewed with
A smug smile
A pleased grin
A blindfold
Glued to the face

Until the day
The light goes off
The ceiling comes down
The walls fall apart
Brick by brick

No safety net
All is still
All is quiet
No reply
No answer

The blindfold slips
Realisation hits
The world
Has moved on
Somewhere else


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

The Collector II

Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Some people just don’t get it… do they?

Part I here


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