On the Wind by Lisa Weber

You said a bird that is loved

should never be caged,

that your song would be smothered

by the frantic noise of this place.

Then you kissed me one last time,

unfurled your wings

and disappeared into the clouds,

leaving me chained to the earth

with my heavy, flightless heart.

I always knew you were an eagle,

hungry for the infinite blue of open sky.

You thought my world and I were a maze

and you feared being cornered, trapped,

hopelessly lost.

But I thought love could answer

the questions between us.

I thought you would come back

down to earth, down to me.

I thought I could grow wings

and we could ride the wind together.

Like wounded doves, my tears fall slowly

to their death at my feet.

Lisa L. Weber’s words have been published in Anti-Heroin Chic, Barren Magazine, Bone & Ink Press, Feminine Collective, Mojave Heart Review, and others. Follow her on Twitter @LisaLermaWeber

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