Have I managed to slip by undetected?

By doing so, am I now unprotected,

Left open to those who would mean me harm?

Should I be feeling some degree of alarm?

I'm not sure how I got past all of my inner defenses

When I was putting them up, I must have skimmed the directions.

I've escaped from the cell I set up for myself

I suppose I should probably look elsewhere for help

Seeing as how I can't even contain one simple soul,

Letting it creep from its comfortable hole

Into places where it has no control.

But how can I really be upset at letting myself have a chance at the world?

It may be scary, painful, and a joy to avoid

And along the line I may get hurt and annoyed

But life is only meant to be lived

So, I guess my transgression I can forgive.