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It was a gilded cage
not of her design.
For years she sang a song
Hoping its beauty would touch his heart, his soul.
That he would find her and see her
and love her as she was.
But over time her voice quieted.
The words, the melody
important only to her.
The days lengthened
and she found herself in the shadow of night.
Reflecting and understanding.
Her soul had its own awakening.
She kept the song to herself
knowing it was precious and beautiful
and worthy to be heard.
Resolving to sing again
when her life was unlocked
and she was free.
Artwork by Louis Jover