The keeper’s keys she keeps in hand,
chimes like an orchestral band,
and though I sing along and cry,
I hurk upon the dream of flight.
She coddles me and tells me things;
just to keep pinning down my wings.
the listless days within this cage,
are an onslaught of her old ways.
Another Painting to add to the new ‘Inside Out’ series, called The Bird-keeper, this one’s probably my favorite yet.