I am this fly
trapped in a jam jar.
I can see where I want to be
and buzz manically to get there,
but hit instead, an invisible wall.
Again and again and again.
Starved of oxygen I start to flail,
wings beat but no movement is made.
Then the lid gently opens –
just enough to replenish the air
before re-sealing my fate
to see, and travel to a place beyond reach.