Fay Slimm.




Captive\'s clipped feathers
lie in wild distress
around bird\'s internment.

Indifferent steel bands
cage flying action
for one Nightingale catch.

Compulsion to sing
shows nature\'s inbuilt
urging to mate on the wing.


Incessant thrashing

in wire walled attack 

does not ease his passion.


Trilling for freedom

avian pleadings

make me steal the key.


Fly now my beautiful

your chance quickly use,

snatch the right to a future. 

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