The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn
and he names the sky his own
But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.
. . .
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.
Although Friends of Hog Island is a tiny nonprofit with a specialized mission to keep an 84-year-old conservation education camp in Maine — Hog Island Audubon Camp — thriving to teach and broaden the understanding of all who land on its shores about ecology and conservation, we stand firmly with Black Lives Matter.
Even the smallest organization, or one person, or one action, can influence a change.