Cage birds

I tried to explain and tried to explain
but ever the same words came:

Like a white bird ascending from the fire,
so love moves beyond desire.

But she laughed at me time and again,
and so I tried a new refrain:

Like a white bird flying in flames,
so desire returns again.

A scornful look, an icy stare, no laughter,
an empty chair.

Two cage birds on a table.

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  1. Edwin Best Avatar
    Edwin Best

    Reblogged this on Another Way of Saying.


  2. lly1205 Avatar

    Just “Like”-ing it isn’t good enough, I really love this piece 🙂



    1. Edwin Best Avatar
      Edwin Best

      Thanks so much for letting me know – I really appreciate it.


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