ode to chipper

caged with metallic obsidian obscurity

but when set free, you refuse to leave

freedom must offer no sense of security

perhaps that is what you truly perceive

soft beauty of primary harlequin green

with melodies worth a thousand words

don't live your life behind bars—unseen;

emotions revealed yet you're just a bird

but—but don't hide behind your cage

and make the world your center stage