You who batted at my cage,
pulled my feathers out of boredom,
and dragged lifeless songbirds
through the cat door
leaving upturned, empty nests
with broken eggs and dashed potential…
Cat, to you, I leave my body,
now still, yet plump and yellow,
full of feathers, always tempting.
I leave you my flesh, juicy and tender,
and so shall you receive my bones;
hollow, crunchy, slight, slender,
the perfect size to clean your teeth.
I’m all laid out for you on a platter,
unlocked cage, discarded matter.
Come find me, kitty,
come claim me in the coal mine.
I will be grinning.
You who kept me in the rusty cage
and sat my prison by the cool window;
psychopath, who clipped my wings
so that I could never fly away…
I’m flying now.
Human, you selfish, egotistical creature,
who kept a living reflection of yourself:
Soulless, sadistic, predatory;
the serial killer that tortured me daily,
that devoured my brethren
and destroyed their young