The Walls of My Chamber

Rachael McCracken – Deakin University

How long have I been here? How long will it take? I’ve lost my map, my heart, my cape.

Swimming in a concrete ocean of blue, the walls of my chamber search for the defining clue.

What was once my mind, is now my body, to question the facts would surly be folly.

Don’t answer the phone, don’t trust anyone, I no longer care for what I have done.

I wont look too closely at the life I now lead; these walls hold my secrets and I pay them heed.

A man in my cupboard, a gun in my bed, this place is my kingdom, my prison, my head.


Rachael is in her first year of a Bachelor of Arts/ Secondary Education at Deakin Burwood.