I don't know if it's a story or poem, but I know it's the title of something written by Maya Angelou. I was doing some stream of consciousness writing today to try and clear my mind. I was feeling stifled, trapped, caged-in, under a thumb, and the oft heard rhetorical question popped into my mind: "Why DOES the caged bird sing?" And, just as quickly, the answer came to me: "In defiance! Because the cage can't stop her."
I guess it's time for me to read Ms. Angelou's reason.