I hear it in the scream of the caged albatross,
Trapped within the caves that make up my heart:
The plea, the prayer, the demand.
An asking for open gates and swift
Air beneath the wings, a rising, up, high,
Unafraid, untamed, uncompromised,
The claim, inherent by blood and life,
To expand the wings and fly.
A right to dream, to hope, to dare.
To expect more out of every day,
Out of every rising sun, to wish –
No, to call for, so much more, than
The breadcrumbs I am supposed
To be satisfy with.
I was born to be free.
From the fears, from the threats,
From the monsters in my head, the mean
Step-sisters living in the inside,
Burning me in the acid attack of their hate.
Now I know I was created for more.
I was born to dance all night,
To charter the stars,
Climb the mountains on my path,
Go down into the dark
Of the cave, mother of wisdom
And fright, holder of the mirror
Of who I am.
I was made for the laughter and the
the mirth, the lovingness and the caress.
To live life, deliciously.
In awe of all the potentiality
In greatness I was born,
To change with the moon,
To play with the sun…
Anything less than so is too
Small for me and the
Sovereignty of my life.
I have seen the truth.
I have left the fear behind.
I have stolen the key from my jailer
And crash open the cage wide.
The wings of my liberty, strong and big,
Unfold, unfurl, extend.
My albatross is set free.
And it soars to the edge of the universe.