Bird of Cage

23 Mar

I know the reason why the caged bird sings

it sings so deep, music vibrating.
it sings its heart for freedom to ring.
it sings because its blind to see.

I know why the caged bird thinks.

For what else is left to need?
It thinks because it wallows near the brink
It thinks alone, and alone it thinks.

I know what the caged bird sings

it sings of songs it cannot see
it sings of worlds left to believe
it sings of you, at a time last history.

This knowledge brings no joy

It brings no tears

or even voice

The songs that would so naturally be
the joyous plot of many themes
brings me no voice, no sight…and no reason to cry
for its hard to see without my eyes.
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