The Art of Vindication


She called it,

Discharging pet

Lovebird from the

Foreign shackles

Named commitment


No, I cried

Ever disheartened

By her plea to

Leave her lonesome

As my heart ached

For the taste

Of adventure


You taught me

To fly, how

Could you

Possibly weigh

Me so?


Alas the cage

Door bore exit

To its prisoner,


Mourning dove


With rampant heart,

Feathered wings

Prompted her escape

Of a future lover

In the nighttime


For grieving

Heart sought yet

The warmth

Of what one

Might call

Her captor

-You were never a burden


Author's note:

vindication: proof that someone or something is right, reasonable, or justified


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