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,
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.