Cage birds

I tried to explain and tried to explain
but ever the same words came:

Like a white bird ascending from the fire,
so love moves beyond desire.

But she laughed at me time and again,
and so I tried a new refrain:

Like a white bird flying in flames,
so desire returns again.

A scornful look, an icy stare, no laughter,
an empty chair.

Two cage birds on a table.

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