Privilege: A Poetic Illustration The open sky available to birds free of cages that have entrapped the rest of us. To soar in any direction knowing no headwind, net, bars or wings clipped. The free bird sings not so much of power, for he is most often blind to his blessing , but of Choice. The caged bird, knowing no such sky, watches as flying tires faster, as song sounds of battles past. The sky alone, rich in pitfalls unseen, knows which sky-corner will be available to thee.
Inspired by Marilyn Frye's essay, "Oppression and the Bird Cage."