Solitude Blues

My cage has bars of fire, my heart is a purple


This cage with bars of fire, heart flies as a bruised

dove does.

Allah, I ain’t got no home. Ain’t

got no nest to be speakin’ of.

I flew to the mountains, god, I soared to the Salish


This lavender heart flies the mountains, god, this

solo dove soars the sea.

I may drown in the angry water. I

may die in an old growth tree.

I made this bed, lover, and this is where I will stay.

This is my bed, my love, and this is where I must


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