The Shy, Tiny Bird

A.B. Dodge
2 min readMay 1, 2022

A Mindful Piece on True Freedom

In a cage with a wide-open door

lies a shy, tiny bird

with supple and colorful feathers.

The bird rests as his cage contents him.

“Why bother going outside,”

the shy, tiny bird thinks to himself,

A.B. Dodge

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