This Bird

by Kate Sloan

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this bird was not meant to be caged
it's cruel to keep a masterpiece captive
songs too sweet and feathers too bright
but he's sad for all the sights he's been sapped of

maybe one day, he'll escape, or you will let him go
watch his wings, kaleidoscopic; never let them show
and just remember, if he leaves, then you'll be all alone
so close the cage tightly
and lock it up nightly

"yes, he's mine," you find yourself bragging
your friends insist you're perfect together
"yes, he'll stay," you find yourself lying
pretend you've got no fear whatsoever

that maybe one day, he'll escape, or you will let him go
watch his wings, kaleidoscopic; never let them show
and just remember, if he leaves, then you'll be all alone
so close the cage tightly
and lock it up nightly

home will never feel the same again
it won't take long to say "remember when"
without his vibrant plumage, you'll be grey
but it's scarier to just ask him to stay

so close the cage tightly
and lock it up nightly
close the cage tightly
and lock it up nightly

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released February 27, 2017

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Kate Sloan Toronto

20-something from Toronto. Sex journalist by day, ukulele songstress by night. Writes songs about love, sex, fictional characters, and occasionally jellyfish.

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