The Ballad of Harriet Robin

Robin: a bird
who didn’t want
to be Harriet
thought that the cost
of her wings was a steal
only a lifetime
a moment in time.daisies

Harriet: a woman
who wanted to fly
thought that her heritage
was all in a name:
only a word
a series of letters
written in time  only time.

Harriet Robin
was captured and caged:
no sisters to laugh with
no daughters to comfort.
Only a dime to call out her pain
through the utter unspeakable
nightmare of time.

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