Why does the caged bird sing?

He was leaning against the wall curtained with grime; his own and some, of the earlier inmates’. He picked up the filthy bowl and banged it against the wall. “Stop it, sucker!”

He smiled and banged it for ten minutes, like always.

©2014. Habiba Danyal

For Gargleblaster 164. In the hopes of keeping my sanity during exams.

There are a million reasons a caged bird might sing, both literally and figuratively. Maya Angelou gave us one in her beloved poem. That leaves at least 999,999 for everyone else to explore. Tell us:

Why does the caged bird sing?



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