Plaintive Ditty

When did the window say yes to the light 

and the door that was closed open wide?

Why do the sighs that wake me at night 

bring memories in with the tide? 

I wish I could walk without fearing, 

and learn to love without fail,

I wish all birds were immortal, 

that I could ride the wind like a sail,

There are times when I think I’m doing okay

there are times when I think that I’m not 

Would that I be more stable– able 

always to welcome my lot.

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