Empty Nest

I watched the robin nest

As I entered the den

Of the lions


I wish them well

They wish to take my life


Hoping the current of good swells

As vilifying waves crash over me


I gave gifts

And was gifted punishment


We all think we are good

We all do our best

With a fucked up world


I digress


Anger and rage

Begot the worst of bedfellows


Doing my best

To help a tragic world


To my last grasp

Trying to make things better


When the void calls

I hope it takes me completely


I was not built to last

In this world


I would never ask

For the mercy

We could never deserve


Take flight my little birds

As terrified as you are


As you should

I gave you hearth


Your fear just punishes me

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