(Photo: Crispina Kemp)
He leaned back and sighed in contentment.
It was never a simple thing, to find comfort.
He sighed again. Just for the pleasure of it.
A bird chirped over his head, and he lifted his chin to greet it.
“You got it, Feathered Friend,” he smiled.
Birds understood the impossibility of confinement. How one needed room. To fly. To move. To preen. To be. To keep balance.
It was not a simple thing, to find space for one’s wingspan.
Especially not for his.
“Daddy Long Legs,” people had called him, and not with kindness. “Spindly Spider Man.”
He couldn’t help his lanky limbs, how his pituitary did something that made his long bones longer and lacked a way to let them know he was past growing age.
How long? He didn’t know.
Limbo sighed, stretched his legs, and rested his feet on the stump.
One day at a time.
For Crispina’s Crimson’s Creative Challenge
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