you listened as I rambled on and on
perched atop that park bench like a little birdy,
informing you of my days and ways.
whiling our time away
to you I would sing and talk –
i wasn’t allowed to perch closer to you because:
ruled our days.
in this environment we were in
we could speak and laugh and socialise
these were forbidden,
but you were my protector, back then
you committed, you listened.
you continued to be there,
even when we drew nearer to wellness,
a time when ordinarily
friendships and hearts would part
we still retained a little of what we had melded.
and though you’re far off
living life as you wish it
fulfilling dreaminess like you know is so deserving
your little birdy is still here
with her tuneful song and smile
i thank you for listening
thanks for allowing me to stay awhile.
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