I tried imagining it,
What you see when you look at me,
When on my lips you hear a whisper,
A constant promise of me leaving.
I try hearing my voice with your ears,
What you hear when I sing,
When my songs are of flying,
Away from here, away from you.
I wonder why you stay,
I might be barren, my life fleeting.
I can promise you today,
And we can only dream of tomorrow.
I am selfish and unkind,
Not even beautiful or alluring.
I nag you and criticize you,
And yet you insist that I stay.
Tell me your reasons and wishes,
When you choose to cage me when I wish to leave.
I do not wish to hate you,
When you promise me your future and not my dream.