(Image by Sveco)

He was moored by this tether

This tether of duty

Infused with responsibility 

But he wanted to be set free

He set about the task

With a collection on knives

Some alluring

Others, reassuring

Some beautiful 

But still unsuitable 

So, try as he might

She wouldn’t allow it

She kept the tether secured 

And tight 

He then tried a saw 

But this was the last straw

She’d endured 

To the last degree

With a flourish and a swipe

She brought out her own knife

And severed the tether

Setting him Free 

The rope that now trailed

Easy bait for the fish

It coiled into a noose

But she had granted his wish

She had turned him

Loose

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Vivian Zems
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