My freedom was restrained by earthy needs
a disposable touch without goodbyes
not remembering the color of her eyes
or the taste of her lips for in passing
in strangers beds won’t wait for morning
when promises are only for keeps
in the sunlight of forever lasting.
My freedom was slowed by distractions
built in cages of crimson and gold
where stripped dreams bared and old
unwittingly flew without skies
blinded we become by empty kisses
and the flesh that excel such attractions
while freedom forgotten just dies.