What would happen if you put a hummingbird
into a small box with no way out?
That tiny little bird would
Smash and bruise itself
As it flew again and again
into the walls of that box.
A hummingbird doesn’t belong in a box.
Neither do you.
How many people are put into boxes from childhood?
Who they should be. How they should be.
When to speak. When not to speak.
How to love. Who to love.
How to act.
Who to be.
And, for the rest of their lives,
They try to escape from those boxes.
Often damaging themselves
When all they want
Is to be free to be
Who they really are.