Words have the power of construction. Steve said, as writers, we use just enough words to fence in an image so that it can't get away.
Other people, I have noticed, have the ability in anger to build walls, sometime whole box canyons. With their words, or the spiritual force behind them, they make me feel trapped. I try to escape with a witicism and something in their eyes or manor declares that it is futile.
An electric cage traps my heart in my throat. My face turns red with confusion adn humiliation. I regroup and quietly attempt to disarm or retreat. Either way the trapped feeling is not easy to shake and the injury to my soul stays with me, changing my being for a time.