i know maya’s cage

how one move toward the

latch rattles the rails,

too stiff to bend for

the soloist. but

long rusted iron

can’t stop the breath of

life song building strength

and determined to

live beyond the walls

built to contain the

shame that never be-

longed to her. the bird

watched and saw all the

lies. but she listened,

too, to the One who

promised to quench her

thirst and whetted her

throat and opened the

door wide so she could


you can cage the singer not the song
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