Forlorn Dreams of Immortality
This is a piece on the self preservation instinct and its eventual futility due to the inescapable nature of death.
A bird reaches towards a key to unlock a padlock on its leg. As the bird flies towards the key, the chain is pulled and the key moves further away.
There is a bit of slack in the part of the chain resting on the floor, giving hope that the key might be reachable after all.
Unfortunately, even if the bird could ever reach the key, it is stuck in a room with neither doors nor windows. Other than the chain, the lock and the key, the room is empty.
No matter what the creature attempts to achieve, it would eventually die of starvation or thirst.
The true message of the piece is intentionally unclear and left open to your interpretation. I’d love to hear what you think of it and thank you for reading!