to be free once more

there was something left
when you departed
something under
your breath
that you couldn’t
quite spit out
for lack of courage
that you might be caught
in the truth of a lie

it’s besides
the point
you tucked your tail
and snuck out
claiming you needed
to run an errand
that never brought you back

thank god for that

i opened the windows
cleared the air
oh………… so sweet
to put up my feet
with no one demanding

you thought i’d break
your mistake
i couldn’t wait
to be free once more