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caged birds don't sing

caged birds don't sing

Gus, better one or better two 
better one   

better two 

one   

an interrogation of my unsustainable perspective   
reveals what others have known and I've suspected all along 

I am faithless   

atramentous caws deafen my vision in this aviary 
perched yet flightless 
tethered by the susurrations of heretics who stoke divinity   

Gus, better one or better two 
better one   

better two 

gone are the vespers of larks and the muezzin 
muddled in the coagulation of my brothers' blood and droppings 
intertwined with mine   

Gus, better one or better two 
better one   

better two 

two 
I want to keep them both 

cackles in the deconstruction of my faith   

she was wrong   
those weren't songs 
keepers never care to tell 

Presented in the Anonymous Poets (two part challenge) hosted by Alexander Case.  

Poems:

http://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/6117/

Critique:

http://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/6116/
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