Caged Song Bird

Picked up
After it fell out of the nest
The songbird
With dusky wings
Cheeping quietly
 .
Locked away
In a vast golden cage
The tiny songbird sits
Cheeping
A sad song
Not remembering the time
It fell
 .
Watching the songbird grow
In size
In height
In wingspan
The wings now stretch flapping
Trying to fly off
The new perch
 .
With no push off
The bird stays grounded
For a time
That lasts
Until it learns
 .
It soars around the cage
In a fury
Beating against the bars
Trying to escape
Biting the hand that fed it
 .
A wild bird
Not a captive songbird
Sits on the perch
And in the cage
A bird whose time has come
It needed to be set free
Sometime
 .
Gazing on
With hurt tears
At the bird loved
For all this time
 .
Opening the cage
Then the door
As the bird
Flutters
Then flies
Out the door
Into the orange bladed sun

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