“The Birdcage” Fiction. Based on a True Period of Mourning.

“He who knows true pain has learned a great deal.”

The Song of Roland

“The Birdcage”

Fiction. Based on a True Period of Mourning.

by Artemis

This journal entry is inspired by true events. Some of the characters, names, businesses, incidents, and certain locations and events have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes. Any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional.

Trigger Warning: our program often motivates people to discuss their trauma. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, please, take a step back to address emotional flashbacks and trauma before continuing to push yourself. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or the National Suicide Hotline at (1-800) 273-8255.

Looking out now through the bars,
where I cannot spread my wings,
how terrible it is to be real.
I thought you existed too in the
agonies of a thousand screams.
No, I find you in the love and the
shadows of my heart.
Please, leave now.

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