Dreaming of Forbidden Love

Does the aviary bird think of unrestricted flight,
longing for the freedom of an outstretched wing in light?
Do tigers caged recall running grasslands, chasing prey?
Do SeaWorld dolphins wish to swim past waters in the bay?

A bee on rose sips sweetness the early spring provides,
sharing blossoms' blooms alongside hummingbirds and butterflies;
the bright spot on the carpet frames the sunbeam's sleeping cat,
and the silence of the night is the night owl's habitat.

The dreamer's dreams escape beyond the twinkling stars above;
while the dreamers dream all night visions of forbidden love.

© Christine Salkin Davis, 2020


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